Peter Kauju, the Umeme Cooperate Communications Manager said they will continue to crack down on all illegal power users until they minimize on the risks that are associated with power theft warning that power theft is against the law and those found will face the law.
Umeme has arrested more 50 people in Mbale City in the
second day of the 'Kombowa' Operation in the Mbale region.
Umeme and Police launched the Operation 'Kombowa' within the
Mbale region and started by arresting 20 people in Pallisa district on Wednesday in connection to power theft and illegal connections.
proceeded to Mbale and by press time, they had netted 50 people for illegal
connections. The operation was conducted in the areas of Namatala, Namakwekwe
among other areas.
Peter Kauju, the Umeme Cooperate Communications Manager said
they will continue to crack down on all illegal power users until they minimize
on the risks that are associated with power theft.
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John Nuwamanya, the Metering Services Manager appealed to
people to stop the act of stealing power saying that the act has contributed
greatly to the losses that are incurred in the country. He said the power stolen in Mbale area contributes to 35% to
the losses that the organization loses.
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Rashid Kabigi and Ali Dago some of the power users in Mbale
decried the methodology by Umeme that they are using to crack down the illegal
According to them some of the people arrested were connected by Umeme
officials who should also be arrested.
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.