New power connection rate in Uganda is a response to those who can afford -Energy PS

A group of organisations advocating for good energy sector performance, have threatened to drag the government to court unless it reverses the decision to suspend the free Electricity Connection Policy, ECP.

The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Energy, Robert Kasande says it is unfair for anyone to say the government abandoned the people in the times of a pandemic, saying they just ran into problems and has to respond to demands by those able to afford the full costs.

However, Kamugisha refutes as unfounded the argument that the government does not have enough money, saying it should have used the rescue packages that development partners have been giving to Uganda.

Read more: The Independent



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