Umeme, the largest electricity distribution company mandated to operate, maintain, upgrade and expand the distribution network in the country attributes the rampant load-shedding to the effects of global warming that cause disruptions on distribution lines.
An electric pole visibly hanging after burning out during dry season near Okol Primary School, Mucwini sub county in Lamwo district
Power outage in Lamwo district has halted the registration and
verification of South Sudanese refugees entering the district.
The exercise is being done using biometric verification machines that require
steady power supply. The power outage has also affected access to the internet
by various humanitarian agencies.
Employees of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees -
UNHCR and Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) are reportedly stuck with over
3,000 refugees at the reception centres.
The UNHCR Public Relations Officer Aslam Duniya Khan says currently as a result
of power outage and poor internet, OPM and UNHCR are being forced to register
the refugees manually then enter them to the computer.
Julius Kawuma, the Resettlement Camp Commandant under OPM says they hope to
resume normal operations at the reception centres this week when their faulty
generators are repaired.
According to Kawuma, the power outage has affected and slowed down the
relocation of refugees. He added that at least 1,400 refugees were registered
at their reception centres in Waligo, Ngomoromo, Aweno-Olwiyo and Madi-Opei
border points by the end of May.
Umeme, the largest electricity distribution company mandated to
operate, maintain, upgrade and expand the distribution network in the country
attributes the rampant load-shedding to the effects of global warming that
cause disruptions on distribution lines.
A total of 12,000 refugees from South Sudan have fled their
country to Uganda since the beginning of the year following the continuous
insecurity and hunger back home. The refugees mostly from Maji- Moto and
enter Uganda through Ngomoromo, Tseretenya, Apiriti and Madi Opei Sub
County in Lamwo district.
Ochola's journalism career begun from Radio King 90.2 FM in Gulu around 2009, and Radio Rupiny 95.7 Fm under Vision Group in 2012. He also reported for Mighty Fire 91.5 Fm, Kitgum in 2015 before joining Wizarts Foundation in 2017.
He has been reporting for Uganda Radio Network (URN) since 2017 before being posted as Bureau Chief Kitgum, and latr Gulu between 2018 - 2021. Currently, he reports from Parliament.
Michael Ojok is a multi-channel reporter based in Gulu district (Northern Uganda). He is interested in humanitarian stories, culture, conflict, peace, environment, health and education.