Uganda Investment Authorities pins Lands ministry for double land allocations to investors

Uganda Investment Authorities pins Lands ministry for double land allocations to investors

The Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) says that it’s battling court cases for the industrial parks land caused by double allocation of land to investors by the Uganda Lands Commission. The Director UIA in charge of small land Medium Enterprises Division, Basil Ajar, told the Parliamentary Committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry chaired by the Bulamogi MP, […]

Bugishu asks UMEME to lower tariffs

Bugishu asks UMEME to lower tariffs

Legislators from Bugishu region have asked Umeme to lower the cost of electricity to make it affordable, to the ordinary Ugandans. The lawmakers made the appeal  during a consultative meeting with Umeme officials on how they can assist the company on reducing power theft in the region. According to Umeme Bugishu regional manager Trevol Higenyi […]

National Forest Authourity calls for climate change fund

National Forest Authourity calls for climate change fund

The National Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Ministry of water and Environment calls on members of parliament to advocate for the climate change fund. This comes as environmentalists and youth were discussing promotion of tree planting with members of parliament at parliament. The head of climate change in the ministry of water and Environment Chebet Maikut says […]

NWSC, UMEME disconnects FDC offices

It seems the ruling government is punishing FDC leaders for opposing it from left to right. After detaining the FDC president, Col. Kiiiza Besigye at his home in Kasangati, we have been told that the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) and UMEME have disconnected FDC offices in Najjanankumbi on Kampala Entebbe. A source on […]

Uganda journalists threaten to storm Electricity offices

Uganda journalists operating in South Buganda (Greater Masaka) under their umbrella association of South Buganda Journalists Association have threatened to mobilize people to storm UMEME offices protesting against increased road shedding. The scribes want to storm UMEME offices demanding an explanation for the persistent loading shedding. The scribes through their head, Aliga Issa say they […]

Hospital in Entebbe closed due to load shedding

Grade B hospital in Entebbe town has failed to reopen due to the long hours of load shedding. The hospital’s medical superintendent, Dr. Martin Okmal says that the hospital has failed to handle complicated cases like operating on delivering women due to lack of electricity in the hospital. He says that they recently closed the […]

Rakai child killed by UMEME electricity wires

A Primary One pupil in Rakai district has died after being electrocuted on his way to school. The deceased identified as 9-year old Kevin Juuko was a pupil at Buyinji Primary School. The Officer in Charge of the Kalisizo Police Station David Karugaba, says the deceased stepped on a bare electricity wire as he tried […]

Drought to increase power load shedding

The government has denied media reports that the delay in completing Bujagali power dam will cost the country 285 million shillings. The state minister of energy Simon D’Ujanga says it is the drought that has affected the production of the hydro power generation. D’ujanga says the country’s current power demand is about 450 mega watts […]