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Here is UEB’s explanation of the on-and-off power

By Vision Reporter

Added 17th April 2002 03:00 AM

SIR— We wish to react to articles which have, in the recent weeks, appeared in your paper regarding alleged increased load-shedding, dim lights and power interruptions.

SIR— We wish to react to articles which have, in the recent weeks, appeared in your paper regarding alleged increased load-shedding, dim lights and power interruptions.

SIR— We wish to react to articles which have, in the recent weeks, appeared in your paper regarding alleged increased load-shedding, dim lights and power interruptions. In Kampala area, complaints have come from Nansana, Kireka, Bugolobi, Lubowa, among others. Uganda Electricity Board wishes to clarify that the load-shedding (power rationing) schedule has not changed. As published in the local press, load-shedding occurs approximately once a week for a few hours in the evening. Most of power interruptions currently in Kampala are mainly due to rainstorms. During the rainy season, we experience faults and accidents on the power system, leading to power failures in several parts of the country. UEB’s technical crew handles such emergencies. Power outrages from scheduled maintenance by UEB will always be announced in the media. Under the Urban Power Rehabilitation Project, which has taken off, we expect to rehabilitate the aged distribution network in Kampala, Jinja and Tororo, in addition to constructing a new line linking Masindi to Apac. It should be noted that the company is operating a network which has seen no major reinforcement over the years. The coming into effect of the above project will increase the number of transformers and significantly improve power supply to areas that have problems of dim lights. Under the UEB funded system improvement programme, we are constantly upgrading areas that face critical voltage drop. In the meantime, we appeal to customers to support us in the effort to render better service. Edward Twine Senior Public Relations Officer UEB

Here is UEB’s explanation of the on-and-off power

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