Jonan Kiiza, the Head of Communications at Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited revealed that the government procured 2,000 under the free electricity connection policy and that the meters are undergoing quality test for certification at Uganda National Bureau of Standards and that more meters shall be procured.
Jonan Kiiza, the UEDCL Communication Officer says that their annual book value for 2019/2020 indicates that they made Shillings 75 billion but lost Shillings 25.5 billion to power theft, vandalism of electricity distribution infrastructure and losses incurred in the process of transmitting power.
Jonan Kiiza, the Communication Officer for Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited, says that most of the distribution infrastructure along the Gulu –Lira and Gulu -Kitgum power lines have not been replaced since the 1950s when the lines were constructed, something he attributed to the power unreliability in the region.
Dr. Richard Echodu, the Gulu University Laboratory Director told URN in an interview that the Laboratory is level two and that it shall be run by a total of 15 qualified staff who underwent COVID -19 testing training. He said three out of those staff hold PhD in Laboratory Technology.
Lillian Nkwenge, the UNMA Principal Public Relations Officer told URN from Gulu that the WIDS forecasts between a period of six hours to three months. She explained that the Application was developed to support planning for a day to day operations and also long term planning for farmers.
Once completed next year, the plant shall be able to sort out plastic and organic waste and recycle them for various purposes including production of compost manure to sell to farmers in and around Gulu.
According to Idiba, there`s need to partition the halls so as to reduce the risk of contact, spread of the disease to maximize the control of movement of the contacts under quarantine. He was speaking during the regional task force meeting held the 4th division barracks in Gulu town on Wednesday afternoon.
Margaret Orik Obonyo, the Northern Regional Prisons Commander, says hundreds of inmates comprising both male and female were relocated to Nwoya Prisons on Wednesday to reduce congestion at Gulu Main Prisons.
Gulu district has so far responded to 36 suspected cases of Coronavirus. 17 of these received discharge certificates after completomg the 14-days’ mandatory quarantine as required by the Health Ministry.
The youths appealed during the ongoing science and technology innovation high-tech camp at Gulu High School. The two weeks’ camp organized by Oysters and Pearls Uganda, a Gulu based science and technology NGO has brought together more than 30 youngsters from secondary schools across the country.
According to Umeme LTD and Uganda Electricity Distribution Company LTD, Achwa II hydroelectric station in Pader district will create a second power supply source that will put an end to persistent load shedding.
In November, 76 affected persons from Angagura sub country in Aruu North Constituency in Pader District had sought temporary injunction to halt the construction of the 33 kilovolts (Kv) power line from Aswa Dam.
The plant belonging to Gulu Women Diary Cooperative Society folded operations in mid-2018, few months after its capacity was upgraded to collect and process 3,010 liters of milk daily. The capacity was upgraded with donation of a 3,010 liter milk cooler by the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS).
Emmanuel Okanokodi, a concerned resident expressed doubts over the competence of Gulu municipal authorities in maintaining the street lights. He said several lights have malfunctioned and no body is bothered about them.
Deo Okello Latigo, an Agricultural Inspector, says the inputs were seized during an inspection in six Agro-Input shops including Mak-Kweri, Okado, Gang Pur, Pur Lonyo, Lapur Pe Tur, and Lute Agro-Input Investment, all in Gulu town.