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Power outages to continue in Northern region – UMEME manager

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda`s power distribution firm, Umeme limited has said that the Northern region will continue experiencing power outages. The region has been experiencing persistent power outages for over thirty years. But Umeme has attributed the problem to the single source of power transmission and vandalism …

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NWSC lays off 31 prepaid water meter token vendors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  National Water and Sewerage Corporation has dismissed 31 Prepaid Water Meter Token Vendors. They had been recruited and trained to distribute water tokens to consumers in Kampala city. The layoff of the agents climaxed last month since it started at the beginning of the year. …

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Weaker laws encouraging power theft and vandalism -UMEME

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s main electricity distribution company, UMEME has decried weak legislation as a major impediment towards fighting power theft and vandalism in the country. The company lost at least 40 transformers to vandalism in addition to several other electricity supply infrastructure and illegal connections …

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Umeme tasked to improve service delivery

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s largest electricity distributor, Umeme, has been tasked to improve service delivery, through swift and timely response to complaints, and meeting customer expectations. The call was made by Prof Edward Rugumayo, the Chancellor Mountains of the Moon University during a meeting between electricity consumers …

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‘Up to 35% of Yaka metres cheat consumers’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Do you feel cheated by your Yaka metre when it comes to your electricity consumption rate? You are probably right as research by Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) indicates that 35% of electricity metres used by industrialists and 15% by domestic users are …

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Umeme records Shs61.2bn net profit

Overall performance was hindered by a jump in tax expenses Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | A nearly double growth in income tax expense bullied Uganda’s electricity distributor, Umeme, to record a merely 0.3% growth in net profit to Shs 61.2bn for the past six months ending June.30. The company’s …

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Bududa power consumers protest power outages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Power consumers in Bududa are protesting the persistent power outages. The consumers in Kuushu town council have been experiencing the power outage for the past one month, which has destabilized businesses. Dickson Natsami and Paul Mateya, who both operate shops in the area, said …

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Gov’t promises to extend Umeme concession

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Finance Minister Matia Kasaija says the government is to extend power distributor Umeme’s concession. His revelation ends the uncertainty over Umeme’s future in Uganda’s energy sector as electricity supplier. Kasaija in his 2019/20 financial year budget speech however said the concession with Umeme Limited …

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Stock market boost

More accounts opened as players suggest ways of boosting market activity Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | There is good news at the Uganda Securities Exchange. The latest market report shows that the number of depository accounts being opened is on the upward trend, signaling a growing interest by the …

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