UMEME says power loss in Nakulabye stands at 31 percent while in Najjanankumbi loss stands at 27 percent. These areas are ranked second and third respectively. Mbale district has been unmatched leader in power theft for years.
Eng. Ziria Tibalwa, the ERA ED said the public should always ask wire men to first produce certificates before using their services. She said people should always ensure that wiremen carry certificates which belong to them to curb incidences of impersonation.
The Acting Director of Energy Resources in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, James Banabe last week said they had rejected pressure from Electro-Maxx to add US 2 cents for capacity building.
Residents of Gulu, Nwoya and parts of northern Uganda could soon get relieved from the erratic electricity power supply characterized by constant power blackouts following a move by a private firm to undertake studies to construct a hydro power electricity generation plant on Rivers Aswa and Ayago. PAC, an Italian engineering firm has been conducting technical feasibility studies for the last two years.