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Harnessing green energy in Mubende

Uganda Development Bank-funded solar plant will add 20MW to national grid Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Tucked away in the hills of Mubende in Kyakasa village lies a solar power plant that is part of efforts aimed at powering Uganda’s energy transition. The Xsabo Nkonge power station with its gleaming …

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132KV Gulu Agago power line commissioned

New project will save Uganda $2.5m of monthly energy costs Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Power supply in northern Uganda could finally be stable and efficient after Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) commissioned a 132KV transmission project at the Agago sub-station in Pader District. Named the Gulu Agago power …

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UETCL staff laid off due to funding gaps

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Staff of Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) were laid off last year due to budgetary constraints, management has said. According to Joshua Karamagi, UETCL CEO, management in May 2022 took a decision to lay off 66 staff whose contracts expired on 30 June …

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Compensation squabbles delay West Nile national grid connection: UETCL

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The much-anticipated extension of grid electricity to the West Nile region hangs in balance as squabbles over compensation of landowners overshadow the end of March target. Records at Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) indicate that at least 80 people affected by the project in …

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No dividends for Umeme shareholders

The electricity firm H1 profits increased by 33% to Shs64bn Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity distributor, Umeme, has withheld payment of an interim dividend to its shareholders despite recording a 33% growth in profit after tax to Shs64bn for the six months period ending June.30. The company executives …

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UETCL unveils 11 member junior board to groom future leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The board and management of Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited has (Aug.26) launched a junior board as part of its five year corporate business plan 2020/21-2024/25. The junior board is comprised of 11 members below the age of 35 years from the engineering, information communication technology, …

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UETCL shakes up management

The move is expected to improve performance at the electricity company that has recently been embroiled in management disputes    Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited has appointed Michael Taremwa Kananura as the Acting Chief Executive Officer, replacing George Rwabajungu who served the company in …

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MPs investigate alleged UGX 28 Billion fraud at UETCL

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Environment and Natural Resources Committee are probing allegations of nepotism and mismanagement of 28 Billion Shillings at the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Ltd-UETCL. Emmanuel Otaala, the Committee chairperson demanded that the company provides a comprehensive report regarding payment of 28 …

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