Energy Minister Want Government Intervene in High Power Connection Rates
The state minister for Energy, Simon D’Ujanga has asked the people of West Nile to be patient because the government is in the process to see that it pays charges of power connections for people in rural areas.
The minister’s call comes after MPs from West Nile region complained that many of their people have failed to connect to power due to high charges.
In an interview with the minister, he said that his ministry made a proposal to cabinet after realizing that the connection charges are high and this proposal was supported by cabinet.
Djunga says that his ministry is waiting for parliamentary approval of the proposal that was approved by cabinet.
“We have realized that the high cost of connection of electricity to the consumer’s premises is hindering the program of rural electrification. Our people in the rural areas can’t afford the high cost of electricity. The ministry is proposing that government should find some money and pay for connections so I beg the residents to stay calm as government works on the problem” The minister noted.