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Umeme Aligns Investment to Increase Power Penetration

With ongoing investment in the generation capacity through the constructions of Karuma, Isimba and other mini hydro stations, Umeme is aggressively aligning its investments to increase access, readiness for increasing generation and the contentious pricing of the end-user tariffs. This focus is in line with government ambition of increasing electricity penetration

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Strike Paralyses Karuma Dam Works

Construction works at the Karuma Power Dam in Kiryandongo District have come to a standstill after workers went on a sit-down strike protesting poor working conditions. The over 2,000 striking workers are employed by Sinohydro Corporation Ltd, a Chinese firm undertaking the construction of the 600MV power dam. COMPLAINTS The employees are

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