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Gov’t agencies, marketers seek solutions to fuel quality violations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government agencies and petroleum marketing companies are divided on whether or not to resume the countrywide crackdown on fuel stations that violate standards. These activities were suspended when COVID-19 broke out more than two years ago and movement became more restricted. The crackdown involved checking the …

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Fall in fuel prices not in sight: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fuel prices in Kampala and beyond have continued to skyrocket, but more sharply over the last two months. A litre of fuel currently stands between 5,550 and 5,700 shillings, while the price of diesel at some stations is the same as petrol. Over the months, …

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Gov’t targets 353,000 households with clean cooking technologies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Energy under the electricity scale-up project financed by the World Bank will provide 72 billion Shillings to finance clean cooking solutions targeting 353,000 households of about 1.66 million people across the country. Pauline Irene Batebe, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry says that …

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Deputy Speaker directs over stalled power projects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa has directed the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development to explain why government has not completed several electricity projects across the country. Tayebwa’s directive was prompted by complaints from Members of Parliament during the Thursday, 12 May 2022 plenary sitting, who …

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Uganda, Kenya in bilateral talks over fuel restrictions

  Kenyan government has directed oil marketing companies to ration the supply of fuel in favour of Kenya’s internal use Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is in talks with Kenya over the latter’s decision to restrict the allocation of fuel to neighbouring countries amidst the global fuel crisis. The Minister …

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New gov’t electricity firm to offer affordable services: Minister Anite

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Privatisation and Investment, Evelyn Anite, has assured legislators that government’s plan to create a sole electricity company will ensure provision of affordable and accessible electricity. Anite said it is the position of government to move away from using middle men in electricity …

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UNBS resumes countrywide campaign on fuel standards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standard-UNBS has resumed operations against dealers in fuel products to rid the market of substandard or adulterated fuel. The campaign conducted jointly with the Ministry of Energy largely involves sensitizing the public on the adulteration of fuels and under-measurement, as …

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Government, investors doing little to avert oil curse: Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bad land tenure systems, bad economic situation and corruption are abetting human rights violations in the areas where mining and oil and gas sector activities are happening, according to recent studies. These include environmental rights, child rights, access to property and information, and the right …

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MPs query merger of electricity agencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators on the Parliamentary Committee on Natural Resources have asked the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development for a comprehensive study justifying the government’s move to merge and streamline electricity agencies. This demand was made when the committee was meeting officials from the ministry on …

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