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MP Tayebwa apologizes for beating UMEME contractor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ruhinda North Member of Parliament Thomas Tayebwa has apologised to Bonny Bukenya, a contract staff of Umeme who appeared in a video being beaten on his orders. The two men have agreed to withdraw the police case which was opened after Umeme filed a …

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Umeme opens assault case against Ruhinda North MP Tayebwa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Member of Parliament for Ruhinda North, Thomas Tayebwa is in trouble after Umeme Limited opened a case against him on allegations of assaulting its contractor. Tayebwa is alleged to have assaulted the Umeme Ltd. contractor early this week as he disconnected the MP …

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UEDCL seeks $3.1million to expand pole plant

Plan will support government’s development targets relating to electricity distribution countrywide Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited is seeking US$3.1million (approx. Shs11billion) to start construction of its mega pole production plant in Wakiso District. Paul Mwesigwa, the managing director for UEDCL said on Aug.17 that …

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Umeme profits fall by 64% in first six months of 2020

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Power distributor Umeme saw its after-tax-profits fall by 64 per cent with the revenues affected by low demand for electricity and payments during the coronavirus lockdown. Umeme said in its half-year financials published today that the company’s profits had dropped to 22 billion Shillings in …

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Fourth nationwide blackout in five months!

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda on Thursday suffered a fourth nationwide blackout in five months, raising concerns about the state of the sector. According to energy experts, the insistent nationwide blackouts raise questions on the stability of the country’s power supply and but also on whether the technical …

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Umeme, Stanbic dominate trading at USE in Q2

Market executives anticipate good performance as COVID-19 threat is minimized Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Trading in the second quarter of 2020 at the Uganda Securities Exchange registered a tremendous decline as  Uganda’s  equity  markets  continued  to  feel  the  impact  of  COVID-19  pandemic, according to the quarterly bulletin for …

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Relatives of electrocuted man pitch camp at Umeme offices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Relatives of one of the two men who were electrocuted in Mukono town this week while working on a transformer have pitched camp at the Umeme offices demanding for justice. Moses Kasiita was working together with Jacob Mutalaga on a transformer in Wantoni trading …

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Two Umeme workers electrocuted to death in Mukono

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two workers of Umeme limited have been electrocuted while on duty at Wantoni trading centre in Mukono town. The two identified as Moses Kasiita and Jacob Mutalaga were repairing power lines in the trading centre. One of the eyewitnesses, Faizal Kigenyi says the workers had …

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