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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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UEDCL revenues jump to Shs70bn

Technology, network expansion and investments in a new pole plant will drive revenues up going forward, executives say | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited has reported a sharp rise in revenue from Shs54bn in FY2017/2018 to Shs70bn in FY2018/2019 citing increased electricity network in rural areas. Paul …

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Umeme completes $3.4m Mukono electric circuit project

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Power distributor, Umeme has put to use the Mukono North substation after constructing lines to link the facility with consumers, it said in a Nov.05 media release. The utility firm has erected poles and strung cables from the facility in the areas of Mukono including …

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Kabale municipality residents protest unreliable power supply

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Kabale Municipality are protesting the unreliable electricity supply in the area. They argue that for the last two months, they have been experiencing power outages everyday.  Consumers whose businesses fully depend on electricity are also losing business. Michael Kwehangana, the proprietor of …

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Gulu main market struggling to settle UGX 22M power bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu main market is struggling to settle an outstanding power bill of 22 million Shillings that accumulated in the last six months. Francis Mego-Lonyo, the market master says the bill accumulated during the covid-19 lockdown when part of the market was closed. Electricity was …

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MP Tayebwa apologizes for beating UMEME contractor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ruhinda North Member of Parliament Thomas Tayebwa has apologised to Bonny Bukenya, a contract staff of Umeme who appeared in a video being beaten on his orders. The two men have agreed to withdraw the police case which was opened after Umeme filed a …

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Umeme opens assault case against Ruhinda North MP Tayebwa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Member of Parliament for Ruhinda North, Thomas Tayebwa is in trouble after Umeme Limited opened a case against him on allegations of assaulting its contractor. Tayebwa is alleged to have assaulted the Umeme Ltd. contractor early this week as he disconnected the MP …

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UEDCL seeks $3.1million to expand pole plant

Plan will support government’s development targets relating to electricity distribution countrywide Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited is seeking US$3.1million (approx. Shs11billion) to start construction of its mega pole production plant in Wakiso District. Paul Mwesigwa, the managing director for UEDCL said on Aug.17 that …

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