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ERA Shines Again! Wins Majority Vote to Host Eastern Africa Power Secretariat

The Ugandan Power Regulator, the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has been voted to host the Secretariat of Independent Regulatory Board (IRB) of the Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP), a regional institution established in 2005 to coordinate cross-border power trade and grid interconnection among nations of the Eastern Africa region. We learned that the decision was…


Mini Grids for Rural Electrification: Gov’t Partners With Germany, EU to Increase Electricity Access To Ugandans

The German government and the European Union (EU) have launched the GET ACCESS Mini-grid Solar Programme, a 35 million Euro initiative to help electrify Uganda’s rural areas and contribute to the country’s transition to renewable energy. In collaboration with Uganda’s Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) will be in charge of program implementation which will see over 110,000 people…


Have An African Passport? These African Countries Do Not Require a Visa For You To Visit

From the Atlas Mountains to the desert safaris, traveling and exploring Africa is a unique experience. Charming, friendly, original, and energetic, visiting other African nations and cultures is perfect for those seeking a unique experience and a different outlook of the world. However, the hassle to obtain a visa to your dream country often poses…


ERA Roots For Renewable Energy & Expanding Connection To National Power Grid – Eng. Waako

The Chief Executive Officer of the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Engineer Ziria Tibalwa Waako, has said that the Authority is currently working on a framework for private investment into power transmission and renewable energy, in a bid to operationalize the Electricity (Amendment) Act, 2022. Engineer Waako made the remarks while delivering her speech during the…


“I ask our Kenyan brothers and sisters to forgive us for tweets sent by General Muhoozi’- President Museveni Issues Apology Over Son’s Controversial Tweets

President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday apologised to Kenya for tweets sent out by his son Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba. Gen. Muhoozi had tweeted that it would take less than two weeks for him and his army to capture Nairobi. He went ahead to tell tweeps to suggest where he should live in Nairobi. He also said he would…

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