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40 Transformers Vandalised

Speaking at a meeting in Mukono town on Tuesday, Mawaz says UMEME is sometimes stuck because it is too costly to replace the damaged transformers. He explains that UMEME spends more than 1 billion shillings to replace the transformers.
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More than 40 transformers have been vandalised in different parts of the country over the past six months.

According to Jason Mawaz, the UMEME District Manager Mukono, vandalism of the transformers by unknown people disrupts power supply in the affected areas.

Speaking at a meeting in Mukono town on Tuesday, Mawaz says UMEME is sometimes stuck because it is too costly to replace the damaged transformers. He explains that UMEME has spent more than 1 billion shillings to replace the transformers.

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Nasser Munuulo the RDC Mukono district accused UMEME staff of conniving with the thieves.

He demanded that UMEME issues identification tags to its officials to make it easy for members of the community to identify staff tampering with the transformers.

Munuulo also said that UMEME should install CCTV cameras on the transformers.

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UMEME head of Security Godson Nsekanabo, says that investigations indicate that the oil extracted from the transformers is used to prepare food, which puts the lives of the consumers at risk. 

He also said that installing CCTV cameras is costly for UMEME.

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Mukasa Erisa Nkoyoyo LC3 chairman of Goma division, says that the thieves arrested should be given harsh punishments which could be a good breakthrough to the cases of vandalism.

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