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We Blundered On Privatisation –Gen. Saleh

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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.

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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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