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Bigodi Traders Enter Second Week Without Power

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.
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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. 

Christopher 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 paralyzing services. 

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 week. 

He said the problem has been aggravated by technical faults in the transformers and poles that fell down.  

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