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Government explains increase in power tariffs

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The government through state minister of Energy and Mineral Development Hon Simon D’Ujanga has blamed high power price to weak Shillings which is trading at it lowest against US dollar.

The minister also blamed reduced export of electricity to neighboring countries and international fuel price increase as reason for high power tariff in Uganda.

His statement came after the government through ERA announced it would increase power tariff something which many Ugandans did not get well urging the power price is already high in the country.

Some members of parliament have asked the Speaker of parliament Kadaga Rebecca to summon Energy minister Irine Muloni to explain increase in power however D’ujanga said the increase in only temporarily and will only affect third quarter of this year.

He made the statement while reporting to the parliament about state of power in the country. He said power generation tariff has significantly reduced following government intervention. He added that should the shillings remains strong against the dollar, power tariff would have reduced by 15% for industrial and commercial consumers.

The minister added, the tariffs would increase by 1.7% to the local consumers. He added that once bank of Uganda stabilize the depreciating shillings, power tariffs will automatically drops  and Ugandans will enjoy cheap electricity.

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