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Manufacturers to bypass Umeme to access cheap electricity

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Big industrial electricity consumers could soon buy electricity directly from generators or the transmission company to lower the electricity tariffs, according to the Minister for Energy and Mineral Development, Ruth Nankabirwa. Nankabirwa, who spoke during the launch of Electricity Regulatory Authority House in Kampala …

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MPs divided on merger of Rural Electrification Agency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Natural Resources Committee are divided on the move by the government to revert the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. This followed a presentation by Ruth Nankabirwa, the Minister of Energy in which she …

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MPs block gov’t statement on Umeme performance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have blocked the presentation of a government statement on the performance of Umeme, insisting that it would be a wasted effort because the House already recommended termination of the contract with the power distribution company. Energy Minister Ruth Nankabirwa was scheduled to …

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No dividends for shareholders as Umeme concession uncertainty persists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity distributor Umeme has decided not to pay out any dividends to its shareholders despite the significant recovery in business over the last one year, according to the performance indicators. The unexplained decision comes amidst what the company calls uncertainty created by the delayed government …

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Ministers, PS differ on electricity concessions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uncertainty surrounds the electricity industry following continued criticism of the current management regime which has seen all business segments largely managed by private sector companies. Earlier this year, President Yoweri Museveni said that the cost of electricity in Uganda had remained high partly because of …

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Nankabirwa: I have energy to deliver in Energy ministry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Minister Ruth Nankabirwa and her colleagues at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development are aware of the tasks they have taken on, at least gauging from what has been in public discussion. The immediate former Government Chief Whip, says there are issues at the …

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Nankabirwa petitions NRM to discipline Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The outgoing government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa has petitioned the National Resistance Movement (NRM) to discipline former Speaker Rebecca Kadaga for going against the party. Kadaga and Nankabirwa were embroiled in a bitter conflict that climaxed with Nankabirwa openly campaigning against Kadaga in two elections including …

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Statehouse facilities being misused to de-campaign me – Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The telephone installation of State House is being misused to meddle into the race for Speakership of the 11th parliament, the incumbent speaker of the 10th parliament has noted. Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has named two government officials who she accuses of misusing the Statehouse switchboard …

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