How Umeme seeks to avert estimated shs100b losses from power theft

How Umeme seeks to avert estimated shs100b losses from power theft

Kampala, Uganda, Friday, June 11th, 2018 – The judiciary and security forces in Bugisu region have promised to support Umeme in its bid to have power thieves prosecuted to curb the rampant vice. Speaking at the workshop between Umeme and Police, Directorate of Public Prosecution, and the Judiciary from the 12 districts in the Bugisu […]

Umeme opens 38th service centre in Pallisa

Umeme opens 38th service centre in Pallisa

In a bid to provide efficient, safe, reliable electricity and friendly customer experience, Umeme has today opened a new service centre in Pallisa town located on NYM Building on Outa Road. “Our service strategy has always been focused on process simplification, automation and investments to improve network performance,” Mr. Selestino Babungi, the Umeme Managing Director, […]

Umeme shareholders to get Ushs7.6 dividend pay-out from 2017

Umeme shareholders to get Ushs7.6 dividend pay-out from 2017

Umeme Limited has today announced Ushs7.6 dividend pay-out per ordinary share to all its shareholders for the year ended 31 December 2017. The dividend was recommended by the Board of Directors during their first meeting of 2018 in Kampala early this month. If approved at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 17 May […]

Umeme backed by state regulator in concession review talks

Umeme backed by state regulator in concession review talks

Electricity distribution company Umeme has received backing from Electricity Regulatory Authority to continue negotiations with government to harmonise the factors that can lead to a reduction in price of power – after the President castigated Umeme for exaggerating investments and failing to eliminate technical losses, reports Moses K. Mugalu. Speaking at a media briefing to […]

Cheaper electricity tariffs should be introduced by Umeme say MPs

Cheaper electricity tariffs should be introduced by Umeme say MPs

An affordable power tariff must be introduced by electricity distributor, Umeme to stop customers being ripped off, a committee of MPs has said. The Natural Resources Committee of Uganda’s Parliament and power distribution stakeholders over the weekend converged at the Lake Victoria Serena Hotel, in Kigo and discussed the power tariffs levied by the power […]

Uganda should criminalise power theft, vandalisation

Uganda should criminalise power theft, vandalisation

That the lowly social cluster has largely been at the rough end of many social service inclusions is a fact not lost on anyone. From the government not doing enough to extend the water lines and denying them proper medical facilities to marginalization in education, the plight of the urban poor in Kampala metropolitan and […]

Lorry leads to damaged cars along Wilson Road

Lorry leads to damaged cars along Wilson Road

A truck Wednesday afternoon came into contact with wires and dragged down a concrete pole which collapsed on 3 stationary cars along Wilson Road in Kampala. The concrete pole currently supports street lighting for Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). According to reports, traffic was brought to a halt and the pole damaged two cars and are not […]

Umeme presents achievements and financial results for 2017

Umeme presents achievements and financial results for 2017

Electricity distributor Umeme said the utility’s revenue grew by 8.3% to Shs1.5 trillion on increased energy sales in 2017, officials said while releasing its financial results to 2017 on Thursday in Kampala. Managing director Selestiono Babungi told journalists that connections rose by 18.3% during the year to 1,125,291 and they also collected 102% above the […]

Museveni holds talks with UMEME bosses

Museveni holds talks with UMEME bosses

President Yoweri Museveni Tuesday met and held discussions with four officials from Umeme, led by their Board Chairman, Mr. Patrick Bitature, who called on him at State House Entebbe. Mr. Museveni and his guests discussed the increasing power tariffs levied by the power distributor. Other members included, Mr. Celestino Babungi the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, […]

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