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Umeme sensitizes Bugisu communities against power theft

Namisindwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As a way of reducing the high number of illegal connections in Bugisu region and country at large, electricity distributor Umeme has launched a sensitization drive against power theft. Speaking during the launch of the campaign at Situmi primary school located in Bukhaweka sub county, …

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Umeme, security agencies to crackdown on vandalism of power lines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies have launched an offensive against power theft and vandalism of transmission lines and distribution infrastructure. The government has in the past three years intensified investment in the electricity generation, transition and distribution operation throughout the country. But despite these investments, the Ministry of …

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Umeme launches countrywide sensitization against power theft

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Umeme has today launched a countrywide sensitization drive about dangers of illegal connections. Speaking during the launch of the campaign at Umeme Mbale regional offices, Peter Kaujju, the Umeme public relations officer said that this exercise is going to reduce illegal power connections in the …

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Concession delays could result in Karuma electricity losses – Umeme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity distributor Umeme has appealed to parliament to review the laws that affect the power sector, especially those that directly affect the pricing of power to the final consumer. The high cost of electricity and the unstable supply are the major concerns presented by electricity users …

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30 arrested for leading strike in Jinja city

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Jinja city are holding 30 youths for leading a strike and vandalizing vehicles in Namulesa cell in Northern city division. Key suspects in detection at Jinja Central Police Station are Ezra Kube, Alex Lubaale, Tadeo Mugerwa and Abbey Waiswa. They are accused of …

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Operation komboa cuts power losses back to17.9% – Umeme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 4,000 people have been arrested in the ongoing crackdown on power theft, conducted by police and electricity distributor Umeme. The operation dubbed “Komboa” order redeem, was launched in Kampala in March before being rolled out to other regions to reduce the power loss levels. …

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Suspension of free connection policy fueling power theft in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The suspension of the free electricity connection policy by the government has been identified as one of the push factors for illegal connections and power theft in Masaka sub-region. According to reports from the power distributor Umeme Limited, 30.4 percent of the power supplied to the …

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50 arrested in crackdown on power theft in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Umeme has arrested more 50 people in Mbale city on the second day of the ‘Kombowa’ operation in Mbale region. Umeme and police launched the operation ‘Kombowa’ within the Mbale region and started by arresting 20 people in Pallisa district on Wednesday in connection to power …

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Umeme arrests over 20 in crackdown on power theft in Pallisa

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 20 residents of Pallisa district have been arrested in an operation carried out against power theft and illegal connections in the Bukedi and Elgon sub region. The suspects are being held at Pallisa central police station as they await prosecution in court. The operation by …

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