Bigodi Town Council hasn’t had power supply for about a week, according to the power consumers. Benard Bangirana, a businessman says the power outage has a taken a huge toll on his business.
Bigodi is a home of the great Blue Turaco bird
The business community and residents of Bigodi Town Council in Kamwenge District are
crying foul over the constant power outages.
Bigodi Town Council hasn’t had
power supply for about a week, according to the power consumers. Benard Bangirana, a businessman says the power outage has a taken a huge toll
on his business.
According to Bangirana, he is unable to run his fridges to
cool the beverage in his shop, which is affecting his business.
Brenda Kabasita, another
trader in the area says she has been operating without power for more than one
week. This, she says has affected her sales, especially for refreshments.
Kajara, a manager in one of the schools, says they are incurring high cost to
transport maize to the milling plant for the school.
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Adolf Magoba, the Bigodi town council LC 3 chairperson blames the power outage
on the decision by Umeme to change their transformer with a faulty one thus
He appeals to the power distributors to intervene since
majority of business operators depend on power for their daily work.
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Simon Mesige, the Umeme
Engineer for Kamwenge told URN on Friday that he is aware of the problem,
adding that they are working to normalize the situation by the end of this
He said the problem has been aggravated by technical faults in the
transformers and poles that fell down.
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Basaija is a graduate of Uganda Christian University (UCU-Mukono) holding a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication.
He also boosts of numerous training's in communication studies.
Before joining URN, he had served as Documentation personnel, Field news reporter, Radio presenter and News Editor.
Basaija is a social critic and a young farmer.
He believes in writing for social change.
At URN Basaija is incharge of Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu and Kasese Districts.