Ugandan cabinet halts free electricity connections

The cabinet has put to a halt implementation of the electricity connections policy, popularly known as the free connections policy.

The ambitious policy that was launched in November 2018 was touted as the silver bullet to increasing electricity consumption through subsidization of last-mile connections among the population. It sought to subsidize connections fees from an average of half-a-million shillings, a figure that officials described a barrier to about sh20,000 only.

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