Uganda: Govt to connect 110,000 under renewed free electricity policy

Government will this year seek to connect 110,687 households to the electricity grid after it yesterday lifted a suspension of the free Electricity Connections Policy. Energy Minister Mary Goretti Kitutu, said the free electricity connections would resume next Monday with funding from government and development partners.

“The Rural Electrification Agency has been able to procure over 87,500 connection materials under the African Development Bank funding in addition to 2,598 connection materials under the Islamic Development Bank funding phase 1,” Kitutu said, noting additional funding would be expected from government through the budgetary releases for financial year 2020/21.

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