Uganda: Umeme loses billions to power theft

Umeme says it has lost Shs98b in Jinja Sub-region, between January and March 2021. According to the demarcation of Umeme service centres, Jinja Sub-region, which also includes Lugazi and Kayunga, is under the Kampala East region.

John Baptist Nuwamanya, the metering sales manager at Umeme, said during the same period, the country lost 191 million units or about 18% of all the energy Umeme procures from Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL), which translates into a loss of Shs97.7 billion.

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