Umeme injects Shs200b to boost power supply


Power provider Umeme has injected $85m (about Shs210 billion) into upgrading the quantity and quality of electricity supply across the country.

Mr George Van Der Merwe, Umeme’s general manager for capital and contracts division, said the company has embarked on construction of a power distribution substation, new networking and rehabilitation of power lines to ensure stable power supply.

He said the work will include construction of 2,500KVA transformer and will be commissioned before the end of year. He said 1,000 new connections will be added on the national grid next year upon the completion of the substation.

Mr Merwe made the revelation on Thursday during the launch of the construction of Nagongera substation in Tororo District. The substation is expected to reduce power fluctuations in Nagongera, Buslowe and the entire Butaleja District.

West Budama North MP Fox Odoi, who presided over the function, asked the community to support the project.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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