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Gov’t potentially owes UGX 1.5 trillion to Umeme on concession loss

Umeme operates, maintains, upgrades, and expands the electricity distribution system within Uganda Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity distributor Umeme Ltd is owed by government close to US$400 million (1.5 trillion Shillings), equivalent to a whole month’s national revenue, as investment costs that are yet to be recovered by the company. …

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Museveni’s remarks rattle umeme shareholders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni labor day remarks over electricity distribution costs seems to have sent shock waves among shareholders of Umeme Limited-the main electricity distribution company.   The concern over the President’s statement emerged on Thursday as Umeme MEME shareholders met for the annual general meeting in Kampala.  …

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50 arrested in crackdown on power theft in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Umeme has arrested more 50 people in Mbale city on the second day of the ‘Kombowa’ operation in Mbale region. Umeme and police launched the operation ‘Kombowa’ within the Mbale region and started by arresting 20 people in Pallisa district on Wednesday in connection to power …

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Umeme arrests over 20 in crackdown on power theft in Pallisa

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 20 residents of Pallisa district have been arrested in an operation carried out against power theft and illegal connections in the Bukedi and Elgon sub region. The suspects are being held at Pallisa central police station as they await prosecution in court. The operation by …

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900 to get free electricity connection in Gulu and Kitgum

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 900 people in Gulu and Kitgum districts are to benefit from the free electricity connection policy. The policy under the Rural Electrification Agency – REA started two years ago but was halted in March last year due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Doreen …

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Umeme posts 70% profits fall due to Covid 19

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity Company Umeme Ltd has posted a net profit of 41.1 Billion Shillings from its 2020 operations. This is a decline of 69% from the 139.2 Billion Shillings it recorded in the year 2019.  The huge fall in the profits is largely attributed to …

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