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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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ERA sets new power tariffs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans are expected to pay a little lower for electricity consumption next year following approval of the new end-user tariffs. The base tariffs have been reduced by an average 0.4 percent, with the big consumers mainly industries, benefitting more from this adjustment. Domestic or household …

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MPs reiterate call for liberalization of mandatory vehicle inspection exercise

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Physical Infrastructure committee of Parliament has re-emphasized the need for the liberalization of the mandatory motor vehicle inspection programme. The committee notes that inspection should be liberalized in a manner that allows established vehicle dealerships with a potentially superior vehicle testing capacity for specific …

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Umeme unveils Shs 800 billion plan for 2021

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s main power distribution company, Umeme, has tabled a $219 million (Shs 813.2 billion budget) for the year 2021. Of that, $119 million (Shs 442.4 billion) will be for capital investments in the grid while $60m (Shs 222.4bn) will cater for net operating costs. The …

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