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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Should govt take over UMEME’s role?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT COVER STORY Should government takeover UMEME job?: Karuma, Isimba power raises new questions. THE LAST WORD Reconsidering governance in Africa: Why our obsession with copying and pasting western institutions causes more harm than good. BANKING Will …

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Umeme commissions Ishaka sub-station

Umeme commissions Ishaka substation Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s main electricity distribution company Umeme has  commissioned a newly reconstructed sub-station in Ishaka substation as a way of improving power reliability and quality of supply in the Western region. According to a statement from Umeme, the $1,470,000 Ishaka substation boosts Umeme’s …

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EAST AFRICAN BLACKOUT: Uganda disconnected from Kenyan grid

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) has confirmed that the cause of the power outage that has left several areas in East Africa in a blackout, was in Kenya. Corporate Affairs Manager UEGCL Simon Kasyate told Uganda’s Daily Monitor that they had established the cause …

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Umeme to invest US$155millin in 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s electricity distributor, Umeme, is to invest $155 million during 2018 to among other things, refurbish old networks, build new power sub-stations and improve the network across the country. The firm’s Deputy Managing Director, Sam Zimbe, said they have submitted an investment plan for the …

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Umeme investment in power distribution infrastructure paying off

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Umeme Limited Nov.16 held a media dialogue to highlight the utility’s investments in the power distribution infrastructure. Speaking at the event, Managing Director Selectino Babungi said Umeme had cumulatively invested over $500m in the distribution network. He revealed that the investments have led to the doubling …

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UMEME sued over negligence that led to loss of life.

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | A parent from Nakaseke District has dragged UMEME to the High Court in Kampala seeking to be paid 700 million shillings as a compensation for the loss of her 8 year old daughter. Through Nakagga and Company Advocates, Mirina Nabaka says that on August 07, …

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Inside Umeme’s Shs47.5bn loss

  UMEME: Company fails to win court case against ERA, writes off Shs115.3bn from its balance sheet  Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Electricity distributor, Umeme Limited, recorded a first ever loss since it listed its shares on the Uganda Securities Exchange and the Nairobi Secures Exchange five  years ago. …

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THIS WEEK: USE unveils University Challenge

THIS WEEK: USE unveils University Challenge Kampala, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Securities Exchange has unveiled the USE University Challenge in a bid to inculcate an investment culture among students in universities. The three month Challenge that will end in December seeks to give youth a platform to trade and …

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