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Umeme’s day out with SOS children

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Power utility company Umeme has supported SOS Children’s Village with an assortment of scholastic materials including textbooks, laptop computers, exercise books and homecare utensils worth Shs44.5 million. The Corporate Social Responsibility initiative was aimed at giving back to the communities with in which the company operates …

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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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Inaugural energy Mkutano is today, focusing on energy and economy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Energy is a key driver for economic growth and development across all economies. It is the catalyst through which real transformation can be achieved due to its multiplier effects across many aspects of our lives. It is against this background that The Mkutano and Ministry …

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Umeme unveils Shs 800 billion plan for 2021

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s main power distribution company, Umeme, has tabled a $219 million (Shs 813.2 billion budget) for the year 2021. Of that, $119 million (Shs 442.4 billion) will be for capital investments in the grid while $60m (Shs 222.4bn) will cater for net operating costs. The …

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Umeme completes $3.4m Mukono electric circuit project

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Power distributor, Umeme has put to use the Mukono North substation after constructing lines to link the facility with consumers, it said in a Nov.05 media release. The utility firm has erected poles and strung cables from the facility in the areas of Mukono including …

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Lockdown caused drop in power consumption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda saw a dramatic fall in the consumption of electricity in the last two months with officials saying this impacted on the amount of money collected to pay for such activities as generation and transmission. Robert Kasande, the permanent secretary of Ministry of Energy …

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ERA, Umeme at crossroads after licence modification

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The modification of the Operation License of Umeme by Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has left company officials non-committal to quality and reliable electricity supply in coming years. The modified license which came into effect last Friday set new investment and performance parameters for Umeme. …

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