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President Yoweri Museveni posing for a group photo with UMEME top officials shortly after their meeting at State House Entebbe on Tuesday. PPU Photo

Museveni Holds Private Meeting with UMEME Officials

Mr. Museveni and his guests discussed the increasing power tariffs levied by the power distributor.
posted onMarch 28, 2018
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By Kampala Post Reporter

President Yoweri Museveni has met and held discussions with four officials from Umeme, led by their Board Chairman, Mr. Patrick Bitature, who called on him on Tuesday evening at State House Entebbe.

Mr. Museveni and his guests discussed the increasing power tariffs levied by the power distributor.

Other members included, Mr. Celestino Babungi the Company's Chief Financial Officer, Hon. Gerald Ssendaula and Ms. Florence Nsubuga, Chief Operation Officer.

Recently, President Museveni stopped the renewal of the power distributor’s (UMEME) deal and demanded for answers on why consumers are still paying high rates for electricity.

In a letter to the Energy Minister, Irene Muloni, the President also directed that a cheaper option of modernizing, expanding, transmitting and distribution of power, be found.

He further asked the Inspector General of Government (IGG), Ms. Irene Mulyagonja, to investigate Umeme's alleged inflated losses and high end user tariffs.

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