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Kasese remote communities to be connected to solar power next month

    Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in remote areas of Kasese district are to benefit from solar energy thanks to the construction of six solar mini power stations in Kasese and Rubirizi districts to enhance Uganda’s goal of achieving access to universal clean and renewable energy. The power stations …

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Utility companies challenged on slow response to complaints

Chief Operations Officer Florence Nsubuga notes innovation is one of the core values as Umeme continues to improve customer experience by introduction of self service options Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Utility companies have been challenged to put in place quick response systems towards consumer complaints. The call by State …

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MPs question Museveni on contractors for dams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have questioned President Museveni’s decision of directly sourcing contractors for the Karuma, Isimba and Ayago Hydro power dams. MPs on the Physical infrastructure committee on Wednesday met the Minister of State for Energy Simon D’Ujanga over the Isimba dam bridge saga. About …

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MPs oppose feasibilty study on Uhuru falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Members of Parliament have rejected government’s decision to carry out feasibility studies for a hydropower dam at Uhuru Falls. This was after the Minister of State for Energy, Eng. Simon D’Ujanga on Thursday presented a report on “the establishment of a hydro-power dam at Uhuru …

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Gulu power outages to stabilize next month

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Government has said that the power outage in Gulu will be resolved next month when Aswa dam starts operations. Gulu district has been experiencing major power outages since 2012 with blackouts recorded daily, which has affected several businesses The Aswa hydroelectric power station is …

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Gov’t to generate UGX 18bn from new oil licensing round

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has said the second round of oil licensing will generate more than 18 billion shillings for Uganda. Government recently unveiled five target areas in the Albertine Graben for the second licensing blocks. They include; Avivi, which covers the districts of Obongi, Adjumani, Amuru …

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Uganda gears up for power export to Juba, Kinshasha

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is considering exporting power to the South Sudan Capital Juba and Kinshasha in the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC, the Energy and Mineral Development State Minister, Simon Du’janga has revealed. He says Uganda will extend electricity from Owen Falls and Karuma Dams through a …

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