“By the time the directive was made we were actually at the tail-end of the rectification process, and 500,000 accounts were affected by the technical hitch in December”, said Kawujju.
This was also confirmed by the head of Corporate and Consumer Affairs at ERA, Julius Wandera.
Turbines at the three main power supply plants of Nalubaale, Kiira, and Bujjagali were blocked by a floating island on Monday night. The blockage sent the country in a total blackout for close to one hour.
According to the loan performance report of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals Development on loans under the sector, presented before the National Economy Committee in Parliament, some of the loans to the government have not been put to use due to termination of contracts as a result of bankruptcy of contractors, lack of counterpart funding and compensation issues.