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Power outages in West Nile irk MPs

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee (Central) are irked by the power outages in West Nile that have adversely affected the smooth running of Muni University in Arua City. According to Emmanuel Banya, Muni University Secretary, the science-based university is not connected to the …

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MPs join forces in fixing erratic West Nile power supply

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has urged government to find a lasting solution to the sporadic power outages in the West Nile region. The House on Thursday, 11 August 2022 adopted a motion urging government to immediately address the electricity supply challenges in the West Nile region. The motion was …

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Tropical storm Ana kills 18 in Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique | Xinhua | At least 18 people died because of the passage of the tropical storm Ana, which devastated the center and north of Mozambique, announced the spokesman of the National Institute for Disaster Risk Management and Reduction (INGD) Paulo Tomas, on Thursday. The spokesperson was speaking through a live …

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Persistent power outages irk West Nile MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from West Nile have asked the government to intervene and address the persistent power outages and erratic electricity supply in the region. Led by the Chairperson of the West Nile Caucus, Lawrence Songa, the MPs met with the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, …

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Kitgum residents petition area MP over persistent power outages

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents and business operators whose ventures mainly rely on electricity in Kitgum municipality have petitioned the office of the area MP over inconsistent power supply in the area. The residents argue that the intermittent power supply is frustrating their businesses, affecting social service delivery and …

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Kabale municipality residents protest unreliable power supply

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Kabale Municipality are protesting the unreliable electricity supply in the area. They argue that for the last two months, they have been experiencing power outages everyday.  Consumers whose businesses fully depend on electricity are also losing business. Michael Kwehangana, the proprietor of …

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S.Africa’s businesses marooned by rolling blackouts

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  As if choreographed by a puppet master, stores along the aisle of a Johannesburg mall hurriedly shut their doors one by one as soon as power outages strike slap-bang in the middle of the day. “We have to close the store immediately because people can …

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Kilembe investments limited on spot over power outages in Kasese

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Kilembe Investments Limited has come under criticism over inconsistent power supply in Kasese. KIL is an energy distribution company operating within the districts of Kasese, Rubirizi, Sheema, Bushenyi and Mitooma. The power distributor has however been criticized by residents of Kasese over inconsistencies …

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Gov’t tasked to explain constant power outages in Gulu, West Nile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has demanded an explanation from the government about the continuous power outages in Gulu and Lira districts. Gulu district has been experiencing major power outages since 2012 with blackouts recorded daily, which has affected several businesses. Presenting a …

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