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Police, UMEME relaunch operation on power theft amidst rising losses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity distribution company, Umeme, and the Uganda Police have launched a joint Operation against illegal power connections and related activities, starting with Kampala area. The relaunch of the operation dubbed ‘Komboa’ follows an increase in the level of power losses over the last one year, …

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Uganda lost Sh25 billion to vandalism, power theft in 2020

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Government through the Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited -UEDCL made a loss of sh25.5billion in 2019/2020 financial year due to vandalism and power theft.  UEDCL operates various businesses like leasing out electricity distribution infrastructure to UMEME, electricity pole plant operations and electricity distribution in eight …

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Refurbishment of Lira–Kitgum power lines starts

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The refurbishment of the Gulu –Lira and Gulu –Kitgum power lines has commenced.  The Six Billion Shillings project was to take the last six months from November 2019 to April 2020, but due to the outbreak of COVID -19, it was halted only to resume …

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Utility companies challenged on slow response to complaints

Chief Operations Officer Florence Nsubuga notes innovation is one of the core values as Umeme continues to improve customer experience by introduction of self service options Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Utility companies have been challenged to put in place quick response systems towards consumer complaints. The call by State …

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Huge investments to stabilise power supply in Northern Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Northern Uganda has experienced unprecedented growth over the past years which has come along with increasing demand for electricity. Power distributor Umeme and other sector players including Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited, Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited and Rural Electrification Agency are undertaking critical projects …

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UETCL boosts electricity supply to industries at Namanve

But manufacturers want power to come at cheaper price to enhance their competitiveness Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Industries operating within Kampala Industrial and Business Park, Namanve, are now receiving reliable, stable, quality and adequate electricity following Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited’s bold step to install 189MVA, 132/33kv Namanve …

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Umeme promises Gulu customers reliable power supply

Gulu, Uganda |  JULIUS BUSINGE | Power distributor, Umeme has embarked on stakeholder engagement meetings across the country, starting with Northern Uganda to explain the company’s planned projects aimed at improving power reliability in the communities.  The Gulu meetings were held last week.  The main objective of the meetings was to inform …

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UMEME office closed over unpaid sh6 million bill

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Laroo Division authorities in Gulu City on Tuesday morning closed UMEME’s Office over failure to pay property tax amounting to 6 million shillings. The premises located along Gulu Avenue was locked at around 8am by a team of enforcement officers led by Moses Abonga, the …

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Umeme receives 5,283 customer funded applications

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Julius Businge | The number of households opting for customer-funded connections to the national power grid is now at 5,283. Power distributor Umeme said on Jan.29 that it received these applications between December 2020 and January 2021. The government had earlier in December implored eligible …

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