David Kamugisha, the project administrator reveals that they embarked on the two-year project in September last year. He explains that despite starting the project late, they expected to complete the works by December 2021.
Two men accused of stealing
power transmission cables worth Shillings 25 million hence affecting the rural electrification project in
Luwero district are in police custody.
are Brian Mwesigwa, 24 and John Ogweta, 20, both residents of Kasana in Luwero Town
Council. Last year, the Rural Electrification Agency,
(REA) contracted Larsen and
Toubro Construction Company Ltd to extend power to Butuntumula, Kamira,
Ziroobwe, Luwero and Kikyuusa sub-counties in Luwero
David Kamugisha, the project administrator reveals that they embarked on the two-year
project in September last year. He explains
that despite starting the project late, they expected to complete the works by December 2021. He, however, says that
the theft of power cables is threatening their
He explains that the works were moving on well
with the smooth erection of power transmission lines until July this year when vandals started
stealing the power cables. According
to Kamugisha, vandals have been removing the cables, which has affected the project. He says that
they lost cables covering 4 kilometers valued at Shillings 25m, which prompted them to engage the police.
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the complaint from the contractors, Police threw dragnets to arrest the culprits. On Monday night, police intensified patrols after Brian Mwesigwa and John Ogweta red-handed vandalized the cables.
The Luwero District Police Commander-DPC SP Felix Mugizi says that they intercepted the suspected vandals around
11 pm in Kasiiso village in
to Mugizi, to evade police arrest, the vandals jumped onto their motorcycles and sped off prompting police to block
the road linking Kasiiso to Kasana and Kikyuusa to Kasana, where they intercepted
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Last week, police arrested a 17-year-old boy and man for allegedly vandalizing water meters in Luwero district thus hampering water supply by the National Water and Sewerage Corporation-NWSC to their taps.
The teenager, who was found in possession of three water meters that he had packed in the bag confessed to the theft. He revealed
to the police that after stealing the water meters he takes them to James Lubwama, a scrap dealer in exchange for cash.