Museveni, Umeme Bosses meet over Power Tarrifs 

Four officials from Umeme, led by their Board Chairman, Mr. Patrick Bitature, last evening met and held discussions with President Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe last evening. 

Museveni, Umeme Bosses meet over Power Tarrifs 
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Four officials from Umeme, led by their Board Chairman, Mr. Patrick Bitature, last evening met and held discussions with President Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe last evening. 

A statement from State house indicates that Mr. Museveni and his guests including, Mr. Patrick Bitature, Mr.  Celestine Babungi the company's chief financial officer, Hon. Gerald Ssendaula and Ms. Florence Nsubuga, chief operation officer, discussed the increasing power tariffs levied by the power distributor.

State house further confirmed nedia reports that recently, President  Museveni stopped the renewal of the power  distributors (Umeme) deal and demanded for answers on why  consumers  are still paying high rates for electricity.

According to a letter addressed to the Energy Minister, Hon.  Irene Muloni, the President also directed that  a cheaper option of modernizing, expanding, transmitting  and distribution of power, be found.

He further asked the Inspector General of Government (IGG), Ms. Mulyagonja, to investigate Umeme's alleged inflated losses and high end user tariffs.

However,  the company insists it is doing well and intends to present its financial results for the year ended 2017 before the media tomorrow.

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