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We Blundered On Privatisation –Gen. Saleh


buy http://clubebancariositape.com.br/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/carousel.php "sans-serif"; font-size: small; mso-bidi-font-family: ‘Courier New’;”>Saleh, capsule http://cerlalc.org/wp-content/plugins/mega_main_menu/plugin_framework/primary_class.php who a few years ago launched an investigation into causes of increased power outages and costs, http://curiousmediums.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-network.php says there is urgent need to re-nationalise power distributors Umeme.

The younger brother to the President made the remarks while appearing before an ad hoc parliamentary committee investigating incompetence in the energy sector.

He admitted the demolition of Uganda Electricity Board (UEB) to pave way for Umeme was a big mistake.

“There was an unnecessary rush. This matter was not well thought out, we need to quickly repossess UEB assets from Umeme. It was never a good deal,” he said.

Several MPs concurred UEB was more efficient than Umeme.

Despite being a distributor of power, MPs say they are not efficient.

In 2009, Saleh’s investigation recommended a pre-paid billing to curb power theft. He further called for an investigation following the inflation of power losses to a staggering Shs370bn.

Saleh accused Energy Permanent Secretary for dismissing his report as “street talk compiled by incompetent people.”


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