Browsing: ENERGY & MINERAL RESOURCES

PICTORIAL: Uganda Seals Hosting Of Independent Regulatory Board

On February 7th, 2024, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. General Hajji Abubaker Jeje Odongo, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Electricity Regulatory Authority, Eng. Ziria Tibalwa Waako officially signed the Country Hosting Agreement for the Independent Regulatory Board (IRB) of the Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP). This agreement comes after the Cabinet’s approval…

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Gov’t Sets Deadline For Phasing Out Prepaid Yaka Electricity Meters

The Ministry of Energy, Ruth Nankakbirwa has set a deadline for the phase-out of outdated Yaka payment meters. Uganda like other countries in the region decided to switch its prepaid electric metering system to the latest technology known as Standard Transfer Specification. That standard of metering is being recognized at the global level because, with…

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Ugandan Govt Maintains Kenyan Fuel Importation System Until UNOC Secures Clearance

The Ugandan government has allowed private firms to import petroleum products to prevent shortages and price increases due to a standoff with Kenyan fuel traders. Irene Batebe, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Energy, told the media on Monday, January 1, 2024, that Uganda will continue to use the Kenyan importation system with the…

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Min.Nankabirwa Blames NGOs For Decampaigning,Sabotaging Production Of Oil

The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development,Hon.Ruth Nankabirwa has revealed that the construction of oil wells started this year and by 2025, the number of wells will have been realised. The minister also blamed the deadline shifts to Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations that have been de-campaigning the EACOP project  Govt on Track…

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Great: Kingfishers Project Works Resume In Kikuube District

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) has lifted the suspension of works at the Kingfisher Development Area (KFDA) in Kikuube District, paving the way for the resumption of operations. Mr. Ernest Rubondo, Executive Director of the Authority said: “This step has been taken after rigorous examination of all standard procedures to ensure that the health…

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How Amendment Of The Electricity Act Will Support The Parish Development Model

By Aminah Elizabeth Namuddu Evidence demonstrates that electricity access has the potential to increase income, improve health, education, and decrease poverty. Access to quality and reliable electricity services creates potential for small business ventures and enhances the delivery of social services such as education and health, which ultimately triggers the socio-economic transformation that the Country…

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Angry MPs Crucify Min.Nankabirwa To Provide Tangible Solutions For Power Blackouts

Members of parliament want the Ministry of Energy to address the recurring countrywide power surges, which they said has affected several businesses. This was raised as a matter of national importance by Soroti East Division Member of Parliament, Hon. Herbert Ariko, during plenary sitting on 07 September 2023. Ariko said that the electricity distributing company,…

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