The process which started mid last year was supposed to end on February 28, 2019, and the modifications were supposed to take effect on Friday, March 1, 2019. But a delay in the submission of new comments affected the timelines. Umeme now has up to Monday, March 4, to file its response to the comments, before a final decision by the board.
The standoff has paralyzed business at Katuna and Chanika borders. Businessmen; among them wholesale and retail shop owners, money changers, hoteliers, drivers, told Uganda Radio Network that they are incurring losses as a result of blocked traffic at the border.