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Minister Nankabirwa Blocked From Presenting Report On Performance Of Irksome UMEME

A section of Members of Parliament have blocked Energy Minister Ruth Nankabirwa from presenting a statement on the performance of Uganda’s tireless and biggest power distributer UMEME, insisting that it would be a wasted effort because the House already recommended termination of the contract with the power distribution company. Nankabirwa was on Tuesday afternoon scheduled…

‘Understanding Covid-19 Hardship’-UMEME, ERA Cut Tariffs For Commercial Customers

Uganda’s leading power distributor has announced that Commercial and medium customers will starting January enjoy a slightly reduced power tariff after Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) cut the cost while maintaining prices for other customer categories three times in a row. The base end user tariffs valid for the first three months of 2021 are indicating…

President Museveni Commissions Umeme Upgraded Mbale Substation

President Yoweri Museveni this afternoon commissioned Umeme’s upgraded multibillion Mbale Substation near Bugema. Mr. Selestino Babungi, the Umeme Managing Director, explained that the $17m (about sh64b) modern substation will now make electricity supply in eastern region more reliable resulting from the integration of the new transmission 50MW substation at the Mbale Industrial Park. He said…

Orion Under Fire Over Alleged Vandalism Of Umeme Transformers

Police in Namanve industrial park are investigating the officials of Orion Transformers and Electrics Limited for allegedly vandalizing transformers belonging to power distributor, Umeme limited. Orion Transformers and Electrics Limited specializes in the supply, repair and export of industrial automation equipment. It is one of the companies contracted by Umeme to repair its transformers. However,…

Energy Mafias Debunked Part III: How Werikhe, Turyagyenda Corruptly Swindled Shs15 Bn For 3 Electricity Distribution Projects In Acholi, Bunyoro & Kiruhura

FUNDING THE COUP THROUGH ENERGY AND MINERALS CORRUPTION By the Capital Times Investigative Unit In part 3 of the Energy Mafias series, we analyse what some would believe is the biggest conspiracy under the NRM Government by bringing to you the modus operandi of the invisible cartel commandeered by former PS Kabagambe Kallisa and has also…