Ugandan government steps up role in electricity distribution

The government of Uganda has decided to take on a larger role in the country’s electricity distribution sector.
By Staff reporter 10 March 2017 0 24920

The government of Uganda has decided to take on a larger role in the country’s electricity distribution sector.

The Ugandan Electricity Distribution Co. has bought privately owned Ferdsult Engineering Services, which distributes power in western Uganda, according to a report from The Monitor.

Ferdsult operated at a loss last year because of consumer debt and repeated vandalism on distribution lines.

The distributor said connecting customers to the grid was also too costly.

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