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15:26
15:26

Gov't Spends UGX 1.5B to Replace Vandalized Power Towers load shedding 1 3

She explained that the vandalism of the transmission towers was responsible for the recent power outages in various parts of the country.
16:51
16:51

Gov\'t on the Spot over Undistributed Power load shedding 5

Ibi Florence Ekwau, the Kaberamaido Woman Member of Parliament expressed concern about delays by the Energy Ministry to implement the power projects in a timely manner even when resources are availed by parliament.
18:31
18:31

MPs Grill Energy Minister Over Electricity Distribution umeme 1 4

Members of Parliament sitting on the National Economy committee have today grilled the Minister of Energy, Irene Muloni on what they called regional imbalance in electricity distribution.
09:37
09:37

Power Crisis Looms Over Govt Entities Failure To Pay Bills load shedding 1 Top story

Uganda could once again be plunged into load-shedding if the government doesn't find the money to pay electricity arrears owed to Umeme. In a letter to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy from the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) and seen by URN, the regulator warns of massive load-shedding if Ugx88.33billion [Ugx44.7bn from last financial year] is not found and paid to the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL).
16:16
16:16

Umeme Given 3 Months Ultimatum to Stabilize Supply in Kitgum lack of power 2

The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Kitgum district Lt. Okot Santos Lapolo has issued a 3 months ultimatum to Umeme Power Limited to stabilize electricity supply or face the wrath of business community in the district.
13:08
13:08

Power Crisis Cripples Key Medical Operations at Masaka Hospital load shedding 2

The power crisis has seriously affected medical services at Masaka regional referral Hospital. Dr. Florence Tugumisirize, the Masaka Hospital Director says although they now use generators daily, there are other equipment that cannot run on generator. She says the equipment used in neonatal unit does not use a generator.
19:06
19:06

MPS: Umeme Contract Should be Terminated loadshedding 2 1 Top story

Members of parliament have rejected the proposals of the executive and maintained that the contract of power distributor umeme should be cancelled as the committee that was set up to investigate the electricity sector recommended.
07:08
07:08

Security Agencies Grill UMEME Officials Over Power Crisis load shedding 4 2 Top story

David Kaboyo, the Rakai RDC tasked the UMEME officials to explain why they have failed to restore power a week after vandals vanished with several transformers from Kasasa and Kyotera town council.
17:01
17:01

Heavy Fuel Electricity Could Return In 2014 As Demand Hits 12% hydropower 3 1

Last week ERA announced an adjustment in electricity tariffs but also revealed that government expects to spend at least Shs59.6bn in 2014 on heavy fuel oil plants located in both in Tororo and Namanve. The plants have an installed capacity of 100MW but generate electricity at a much higher price than hydro-electric plants – Bujagali, Kira and Nalubaale.
11:20
11:20

Donated Machinery Wastes Away In Technical Institute Due To Power Shortage load shedding 1

The machines which were a donation from the Italian government for training students who are doing technical courses were installed at the school workshop fifteen years ago but have never been used due to lack of power to run them.
18:13
18:13

Umeme Officials Grilled Over Power Cuts load shedding 3

The security team comprising of at least five resident district commissioners, army and police officers, tasked Umeme managers to explain the alleged involvement of their staff in vandalizing electricity installations and escalating power outages in various parts of the country.
12:57
12:57

Govt, Umeme Sued Over Load-shedding In Hospitals load shedding

A Human Rights body has lodged a complaint against the government, power distribution company UMEME and the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), over indiscriminate loading shedding in public hospitals that has led to many avoidable deaths of patients.
17:54
17:54

UETCL: Load Shedding Here to Stay power outages 1

Electricity consumers will have to embrace load shedding longer than anticipated even after part of Bujagali hydro power was allegedly commissioned in February.
17:00
17:00

New Power Tariffs: Gayaza Residents Demonstrate load shedding

The angry residents were protesting the manner in which Umeme, the electricity distributing company has been disrupting their businesses with frequent and uncoordinated black outs.
11:02
11:02

Umeme Asked To Explain High Power Bills In Hoima power consumers 1

Irked by the constant outage, power consumers in Hoima are demanding an explanation from power distributors Umeme over the high power bills.
17:35
17:35

Mbarara Opposition To Take UMEME Demo To Kigezi load shedding

After failing to stage a demonstration over load shedding, opposition leaders in Mbarara town have decided to mobilize residents from the neighboring districts to join them in their campaign.
09:47
09:47

Police Patrol Mbarara Streets Ahead Of Planned Demo load shedding

Anti-riot police have deployed heavily in Mbarara town ahead of a planned opposition demonstration over load shedding.
19:43
19:43

Industrialists In Kabale Demand Rehabilitation of Maziba Dam uedcl 2

small scale business owners in kabale demands the rehabilitation of Maziba dam could be a solution of the current load shedding in the district.
08:06
08:06

Minister Kajara In Trouble Over Electricity Comments load shedding

Aston Kajara, the State Minister for Investment, is in trouble over lying to parliament last week during a debate on the current power crises in the country.
17:46
17:46

ERA May Hike Power Tariffs As Production Costs Increase load shedding 1

The Electricity Regulation Authority – ERA has warned of an impending increase in the power tariffs should the price of producing thermal electricity continues to rise.
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