Thursday, August 13, 2020

Uganda suffers another nationwide power outage

Uganda today was hit by a nationwide power outage whose cause is not yet known, the state-run power generation company said.

The Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) said in a statement that investigations are underway to determine the cause of the power blackout.

“We are experiencing a nationwide total blackout. Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause and restore as fast as possible,’’ said the statement.

Umeme Limited, the country’s main electricity distribution company, said it is working with other stakeholders to restore power supply in the East African country.

“We are working with UETCL and all stakeholders to have power restored as soon as possible. All inconveniences caused are regretted,’’ it said in a tweet.

The country has lately been experiencing nationwide power outages, with the recent being on June 21.

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