Umeme injects $1.5 million in Ishaka substation

Umeme injects $1.5 million in Ishaka substation

As a way of improving power reliability and quality of supply in the Western region, Umeme has invested about US$1,470,000 in the construction of Ishaka substation. Last weekend, Umeme commissioned the Ishaka substation with focus on restoration and expansion of the grid, reduction in energy losses, improvements in efficiencies, connections of new customers to the […]

UMEME writes to regulator over retesting meters of its 1 million customers

UMEME writes to regulator over retesting meters of its 1 million customers

Power distribution giant UMEME is in talks with government body Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) to consider the resultant costs as Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) moves to have all electricity meters to be retested. As Ugandans wait for a public hearing next month seek for publics’ views on the utilities proposals, including the suggestion […]

Umeme has quadrupled its investment

Umeme has quadrupled its investment

Over the last 12 years, Umeme’s investments in the distribution infrastructure has led to the doubling of the physical infrastructures, improved efficiencies, quadrupling of customer connections, supply reliability and improved customer service According to Selectino Babungi, “Umeme has cumulatively invested over US$500m in the distribution network” He said, adding that these investments focus on restoration […]

Umeme contractor who killed lover arrested

Umeme contractor who killed lover arrested

After a spirited man-hunt, Police has arrested a former employee of Umeme Kiwatule branch allegedly killed his fiancé Fahima Natoolo, an employee of Tropical Bank on Sunday. Detectives netted Andrew Okoth, the lead suspect on Friday found hiding in a friend’s house in Kiwatule, Nakawa Division. Police found Natooro’s body in Okoth’s house on Wednesday […]

Ugandans to pay through the nose to use electricity

Ugandans to pay through the nose to use electricity

Ugandans will start paying through their noses following government approval to increase power tariffs by 10 per cent. With effect from January 1, homes and kiosk owners will pay a whooping Shs696.9 from Shs623.6 for each unit. The rate of each of the first 15 units remained unchanged at Shs150. This increase is from Shs623.6, […]

Partially privatised Umeme to be a stock exchange giant

Partially privatised Umeme to be a stock exchange giant

A power technician works on a faulty line in Kampala. (File Photo) National power distributor Umeme Ltd has shown again how it is not just a banter company but rather an attractive investment and announced sale of its shares by amounting to 14.3% in a multibillion deal. Umeme in keeping with their obligations under the […]

Umeme, Nature Uganda in afforestation drive

Umeme, Nature Uganda in afforestation drive

Only 2% of the 16% of the population on the grid use it for cooking Power giants Umeme Ltd have started a tree planting drive that will look to protect Uganda’s endangered forest cover. The event organized in conjunction with Nature Uganda was graced by the area Member of Parliament, Mukono south, Johnson Muyanja Ssenyonga, […]

Ugandans to pay Shs565.1 per unit for electricity

Ugandans to pay Shs565.1 per unit for electricity

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has reduced the end–user electricity tariffs by razor–thin margins. This though is the fourth time this year the regulator is reducing the end–user power tariffs. According to the schedule seen by Daily Monitor, households will this quarter pay Shs623.6, a reduction from Shs626.0, per unit. The new tariff will apply […]