Power connection fees in Uganda spike as govt withdraws subsidies

The costs, which range between Shs570,000 and Shs3.4m, have been approved by ERA after a policy directive issued by Ministry of Energy allowed financially capable customers to pay electricity connection costs following months of restriction, under bondage to government’s free Electricity Connection Policy (ECP).

However, the new costs are much higher than the costs charged by Umeme, the country’s major power distributor before introduction of the ECP in 2018. Prior to ECP, customers who didn’t need a pole to get connected paid  Shs98,000 for connection and Shs41,300 for inspection.

Read more: Daily Monitor



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