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President Receives UMEME Officials at Entebbe

Tuesday, 27th March 2018
President Yoweri Museveni has met and held discussions with four officials from Umeme, led by their Board Chairman, Mr. Patrick Bitature, who called on him this evening 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, Hon. Gerald Ssendaula and Ms. Florence Nsubuga, Chief Operation Officer.

Recently, President  Museveni stopped the renewal of the power  distributor’s (Umeme) deal and demanded for answers on why  consumers  are still paying high rates for electricity.

In a letter to the Energy Minister, Hon.  Irene Muloni, the President also directed that  a cheaper option of modernizing, expanding, transmitting  and distribution of power, be found.

He further asked the Inspector General of Government (IGG), Ms. Mulyagonja, to investigate Umeme's alleged inflated losses and high end user tariffs.

ENDS