Government announces resumption of free electricity connections


KAMPALA– The Government of Uganda through the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development has resumed the free electricity connections across the country.

This was announced today March 3rd 2021,  by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Hon Mary Gorreti Kitutu while addressing Journalists at Uganda Media Center in Kampala.

Minister Kitutu revealed that all people whose premises are within a connection distance from the nearest electric pole will be connected to the national grid.

She also said that the new phase of connections comes with materials procured under the projects that will be given to the beneficiary.

Minister Kitutu said that the materials have been procured with support from Islamic Development Bank.

She said that Karamoja Sub Region will be the first connected area under this arrangement.