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15:23
15:23

Five Suspected Electricity Vandals Charged with Terrorism UMEME 1 2 Top story

They were charged before the Mbarara Chief Magistrate Benjamin Seruwo with one count of Terrorism contrary to Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act 2002, which attracts a death penalty upon conviction.
08:42
08:42

How Police Arrested Scrap Dealer Linked to Vandalized Electricity Conductors police station 1 1 Top story

Katongole was arrested from his hideout in Seguku along Kampala- Entebbe road before being transferred to Jinja central police station for further interrogation.
12:51
12:51

Two Lynched in Jinja for Vandalising Power Line operation

The two suspects and others still at large stole fuel from the transformer before dismantling electricity power lines.
14:01
14:01

Power Outage Affects Water Supply in Gulu City UMEME 1 2

Gulu City has for almost one week been experiencing persistent power outages which is the backbone for water pumping and supply within Gulu City and the outskirts by the National Water and Sewerage Cooperation (NWSC).
15:53
15:53

Two UMEME Impostors In Custody in Jinja regional police 1 Top story

The two suspects were picked up from Bwase zone in Buwenge town council in Jinja district. It is alleged that while Bwase zone, the suspects informed residents that they had been directed to replace their old Yaka meters with new ones.
10:42
10:42

UMEME Launches Anti-vandalism Campaign in Busoga security 2 1

The campaign involves sensitization of communities in safeguarding electricity lines, on the newly amended electricity act, with emphasis on the penalties involved.
07:43
07:43

UMEME To Invest 12 Billion Shillings In Revamping Power Lines In Busoga Sub Region electricity 1 1

During the launch of the plan on Wednesday, Umeme said the development is aimed at ensuring timely power supply within the sub region, so as to improve productivity in both the manufacturing and services sectors.
15:50
15:50

Though Closed, Mbarara Central Market Runs Huge Electricity Bill UMEME

The electricity in the market was left on for only the police post that occupies only two rooms of the entire building. Assy Abireeba, the Mbarara City Clerk says they are left wondering how the bill accumulated to that level when the market is closed.
06:40
06:40

Fire Guts Clothing Stores in Jinja's Napier Market area 4 1

The fire started at 9 p.m. and went on until midnight razed one of the clothing stores which had newly stocked bales of secondhand clothing and shoes. Police’s fire and rescue services unit, alongside Red Cross officials, contained the fire before spreading to the surrounding units within the market.
11:47
11:47

UMEME Loses UGX 2Billion in Power Thefts in Jinja Area community 1 1

UMEME’s Jinja area manager, Paul Ssempira however says that despite their efforts to sensitize communities on the dangers involved in power thefts, the vice tends to thrive, which has since compromised the power supply chain to the legally connected consumers.
10:32
10:32

Nine Arrested over Illegal Demonstration in Jinja police spokesperson

The suspects went on the streets on Friday and Saturday to protest operations against illegal power connections in the areas of Bugembe. They lit old tyres in the middle of the Jinja-Iganga highway, affecting traffic and businesses along the highway.
15:03
15:03

Vandalism Hindering Power Connection in Luuka District energy 3 1

UMEME’s corporate affairs and regulatory director, Blessing Nshaho says that, much as they have partnered with agencies to ensure that, most of the trading centres have access to power, electric wires are being vandalized, which has since slowed down connections.
13:47
13:47

30 Arrested For Leading Strike in Jinja City operation 1

Joel Wambedde, a resident of Namulesa cell says that most residents were angered after noticing that some of the masterminds of illegal power connections in their area were the ones leading UMEME operations.
12:48
12:48

Mother, Child Electrocuted in Bugiri village 1

The victims who are residents of Bugodo village in Kapyanga Sub County in Bugiri district are reported to have come into contact with power transmission lines from loose electricity poles which had fallen in their garden.
12:17
12:17

Umeme Unveils Shs800 Billion Plan for 2021 2

Umeme is expected to start evacuation of power from Karuma hydropower plant and needs to continue investing in the distribution network, to not only improve supply but to boost demand too.
16:07
16:07

Gulu Main Market Struggles to Settle UGX 22m Power Bill accumulated debt 2 1

Francis Mego-Lonyo, the Market Master says the bill accumulated during the covid-19 lockdown when part of the market was closed.
14:39
14:39

Mukono Market Vendors Protest Over Prolonged Blackout Mukono Police 3

The vendors staged demos at 3 points in the market, burning tyres in the middle of the road and blocking vehicles that tend to opt for the route as a way of beating the traffic on the Kampala- Jinja highway.
07:46
07:46

Medicines Worth Millions Go Bad as Mubende Central Business District Remains in Darkness for Weeks UMEME 4

Mubende Chief Administrative Officer, Lillian Nakamatte says much of the medicines and veterinary drugs disbursed by the government for Mubende and Kassanda districts have gone to waste because of lack of power to keep them under refrigeration.
14:44
14:44

Court Orders UMEME to Pay UGX 350m in Damages to Kasese Company

The fire broke out on December 12, 2015, destroying the factory premises in Kasese. But according to company managers, a report by police in the aftermath attributed the fire to a short circuit resulting from contact between the power line and the metal roof.
17:08
17:08

Two Umeme Workers Electrocuted to Death in Mukono 1 2

One of the eyewitnesses Faizal Kigenyi says the workers had switched off the power supply before they started working on the faulty transformer. However, it is unclear how supply was reconnected at a time when the workers were still fixing the cables. They both died instantly.
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