Consistent power outage in Gulu worries NWSC

UMEME has in past and recent years bashed for frustrating Ugandans with regular outage.

The constant power outage in Gulu district is worrying National Water and Sewerage Corporation [NWSC].

The latter says the former is affecting their efficient water supply to esteem customers within Gulu municipality.

Last week during stakeholders’ meeting at Bomah Hotel in Gulu town, the managing director National Water and Sewerage Company, Mr. Silva Mugisha said that the inconsistency in power supply in Gulu is bad news to the corporation.

“It’s affecting service delivery of safe drinking water to residents of Gulu municipal. The outage has also increased our cost of production as we’re forced to operate on generator; most costly than electricity,” NWSC executive director says.

He however appealed to UMEME to improve on their service by speeding up with the construction of Aswa dam to boost on the current megawatts which he says are never enough for consumption.

Last month, Gulu residents protested against the constant power blackout which has affected many businesses within the municipality.

That protest left one injured after joint security organs fired live bullets to disperse the then angry protestors.

Santo Okot Lapolo, the Gulu resident district commissioner has come out to say government is doing everything it takes to completely put in place long term mitigation.

Mr. Okot says by constructing Aswa dam which is due to be finished in next few months, it will produce up to 44 megawatts daily than the normal 5 megawatts which is required by resident of Gulu municipality.

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