The Minister of State for Energy, Simon D’ujanga has warned Ugandans against vandalizing power cables and making illegal power connections.
Addressing journalists in Kampala today, the minister said several people have been electrocuted as a result of power theft and illegal connections.
Citing Bunghoko South in Mbale as an example, D’ujanga said some people are using barbed wires to illegally tap electricity to their houses.
Uganda is partly experiencing load-shedding due to poor connections, stealing of cable wires and transformer oil.
The Electricity Regulatory Authority estimates that over 198 billion shillings are lost every year in power thefts around the country.