Counting cost of suspending electricity connection policy (Uganda)

Electricity poles are molding somewhere in Isingiro, south west of Kampala. It had been hoped that there would be means to extend power to households. But the suspension of the electricity connection policy, which had been subsidising new applications has made new electricity connections almost impossible dropping by 90 per cent since December last year.

While the number of people applying for electricity is dipping, the country’s electricity generation capacity is 1,254 Megawatts (MW) against 600 MW of peak demand.

Read more: Daily Monitor



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