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13:27
13:27

Nationwide Power Blackout Delays Museveni Address State House 1 1

The blackout started just moments before the address which was earlier on planned to start at midday. According to the Umeme Spokesperson, Stephen Illungole, there was a problem at the Owen Falls Dam, where the water hyacinth reportedly blocked the turbines.Illungole says that this could partly be related to the overflow from the lake.
08:07
08:07

Local Leaders Question the Significance of Soroti Solar Plant umeme 3 1 Top story

Stella Martha Ocakara, the Head Teacher Opuya Primary School says that even the pledge of the solar management plant to construct for them six staff houses hasn’t been realized.
20:01
20:01

UMEME Loses UGX 900m in Northern Uganda Power Outages lira district 4 1

The northern Uganda towns of Gulu, Lira and Kitgum, among others, have faced dire power outages in the recent past, mainly as a result of bush burning and vandalism. The notable affected areas by bush fire includes, Lira town, Puranga, Agweng in Lira district and Ibuje in Apac district among others.
08:01
08:01

ERA Reduces Power Tariffs for 2019 umeme 1

The Electricity Regulatory Authority ERA has reduced power tariff for both domestic, commercial and industrial consumers for the first quarter of 2019.
16:37
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Kisoro Leaders Protest over Power Outage umeme 2

Abel Bizimana says that the persistent power outages have not only crippled business, but also affected service delivery in health facilities.
07:59
07:59

Electricity Sales Increase By 8.6 Percent umeme 1

The growth in sales, UMEME said in a statement for the six months, ending on June 30th was largely driven by industrial demand which grew by 11.3 per cent.
14:00
14:00

Utility Suppliers Illegally Charging Extra Costs umeme 2 1

Wim Vanhelleput, the Chief Executive Officer MTN, says that the bill payment should be free of charge for the customer, and the receiver, who in this case is the utility supplier, should meet the costs.
13:28
13:28

ERA Boss: Uganda Will Get a Better Deal after UMEME 1

Tibalwa argues that the circumstances under, which the 2004 deal was negotiated, have changed. For instance, she says the deal was negotiated after a long drought spell that had lowered power supply. This meant that government couldnt guarantee enough power supply for the distributor.
12:57
12:57

Govt Loses UGX129 Billion to UMEME Top story

The Uganda Government has lost approximately 129 billion shillings to the electricity distributor, UMEME in depreciation and return on asset since 2004 when the latter signed a contract to take over power distribution. The Auditor General says this non-compliance with the Lease Assignment Agreement provisions negatively affects future investments of Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited.
18:39
18:39

Umeme Wants Power Tariff Increased high power tariffs

Power utility firm Umeme wants its lifeline tariff increased from the current 150 shillings to 200 shillings. The Electricity Regulatory Authority ERA allows Umeme to provide 15 units per month for all domestic consumers charged at 150 shillings per unit.
12:32
12:32

Energy: Uganda Needs 70% Industrial Growth to Match Supply power supply

With electricity supply to triple in the next three years Ugandas industrial growth needs to grow correspondingly by 70 percent.
16:04
16:04

Report: UMEME Fails to Meet Customer Service Standards electricity 1

A report by the Electricity Regulatory Authority ERA indicates that power utility, UMEME, failed to meet customer service standards set by the regulator in the last three quarters of 2016.
09:38
09:38

How To Secure Umeme Compensation for Damaged Electrical Appliances wakiso town council 1

Umeme cant accept blame once the earthing is poorly done. After their investigations, Umeme engineers file a report, which is sent to their headquarters in Kampala.
12:13
12:13

Power Surge Burns Appliances in Wakiso Town Council umeme 3

Several homes and businesses in Wakiso Town Council are still counting losses after a power surge on Thursday evening burnt electric appliances including computers, TV screens, fridges, sockets and bulbs.
09:51
09:51

Persistent Load Shedding Irks Mbarara Business Community power outages 1

UMEME had issued a load shedding schedule ending June 21, 2017. However, load shedding has continued beyond the stated date with no explanation from the service provide.
21:15
21:15

Generation Failure Causes Country-Wide Power Blackout umeme 1

Umeme blamed the power outages on what it called a technical problem affecting generation in most parts of the country. The Outages in some parts of Kampala last for about three hours before power was restored.
11:00
11:00

KCCA Asks NWSC to Proceed Project on Centenary Park jeniffer musisi 1 1

In a June 05 2017 statement, Jennifer Musisi, the KCCA Executive Director, says on May 23rd, it was resolved during a meeting between KCCA and representatives of NWSC, UMEME and Sarah Kizito, the managing director of M/s Nalongo Estates Ltd, they agreed that Nalongo Estates gives national water access to land.
18:00
18:00

Power Outages Irk Consumers kisoro 3

Robert Nsabiyumva, a welder along Chuho road in Kisoro Municipality, says the persistent power outages are crippling his business. According to Nsabiyunva, he is unable to beat deadlines because of the power outages, which affects his earnings.
12:56
12:56

Motorist Injured as Umeme Transformer Hits Moving Car umeme transformers 2 Top story

A female motorist has been rushed to Mulago Hospital in critical condition after an electricity transformer fell and landed on her vehicle as she drove along Dewinton Road in Kampala.
18:28
18:28

Vandals Steal Newly Installed Street Lights in Masaka umeme 1 1

Godfrey Kayemba, the Mayor Masaka Municipality, says he is shocked by the vandalism and called for vigilance from residents, saying the street lights are meant to benefit them.
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