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Evaluate performance of Umeme – MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have asked the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development to conduct a study on the status and performance of energy distributor, Umeme as its concession ends. Umeme’s concession granted in 2015 will end in 2025 subject to renewal. The total investments that Umeme …

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Halt new Umeme investments: Energy Ministry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has recommended the halting of new investments by energy distributor, Umeme ahead of the expiry of its 25year concession in 2025. The Minister of State for Energy, Sidronius Okaasai Opolot said this during a meeting with members of the …

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Umeme connected 125,000 new customers to the national grid

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Power distributor Umeme connected 125,000 new customers to the grid in the 11 months to November this year, representing a 54% growth in new connections recorded in the same period in 2020. “Of the 125,000 connected customers, 53,000 were self-funded and the remaining 72,000 through …

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Umeme extends year long payment holiday to education institutions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Schools and other learning institutions have a one-year grace period to clear their outstanding bills, thanks to a decision by electricity distributor, Umeme. The education sector has been arguably the hardest hit by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and containment measures against it, having …

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Parliament to investigate UMEME over unlawful acts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has directed the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) to inquire into allegations of unlawful conduct by Umeme officials. Among’s directive follows MPs’ outcry about the conduct of Umeme officials who they accuse of …

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Stop scaring Umeme on concession, government cautioned

 Umeme concession talks limits capital mobilization efforts Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least eight out of 10 Ugandans want the electricity sector to undergo some kind of reform with a hope that this will improve service delivery, according to a mini-survey. The poll survey featured 161 high net-worth individuals, …

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Minister Nankabirwa warns on electricity grid vandalism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has rallied all concerned agencies in the energy sector with different government administrative and security structures to launch the biggest offensive ever on power theft and vandalism of transmission lines and distribution infrastructures which. The attack which …

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Integrated electricity projects seen as solution to boost demand

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s electricity consumption and demand has remained low, with electricity connectivity having dropped to 19% of the households in 2021, from 28% which had been recorded in 2018. This means that the billions of shillings that have been invested in recent years have not yet …

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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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Umeme loses UGX2Bn in power thefts in Jinja area

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Umeme officials within Jinja area have raised a red flag over the increasing loses accrued from power thefts. Jinja area comprises of Njeru municipality, Kayunga district, Jinja city, Jinja district and Magamaga town council. Officials say that due to continuous power thefts, they lose 4.1 …

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