ERA says that where no pole is required, it will now cost 576,773 Shillings while the cost of a one-pole connection will be 2,031,325 Shillings. However, according to Umeme’s cost sheet, where there is no need for a pole, it will cost 720,883 Shillings while one pole will cost 2,387,472 Shillings. The inspection fee will remain at 41,000.
Investors in Jinja are grappling with what they call the high cost of doing business. In Jinja, the land registration process, transport, high utility bills and poor human resource have been cited as some of the challenges for business and investment.