The media has severally reported cases of electrocution of children and adults alike in various parts of the country, often attributed to illegal or poorly done electrical installations.
Uganda currently has slightly more than 2,700 certified electricians who have been duly authorised by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) to install electrical wiring on premises, as provided for in Section 88 of the Electricity Act, 1999.
The current shortage of tested and certified electricians is indeed a problem for the electricity supply industry. But the bigger problem is that a large section of the public is not aware of the obligation to use tested and certified electricians to undertake electrical installations on their premises.
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