Protestors Take Over Mbarara Umeme Offices

Residents of Byafura cell, Kamukuzi division in Mbarara municipality on Monday staged a demonstration and matched to Umeme offices over power crisis that has hit the area.

Protestors at Umeme Offices in Mbarara
Protestors at Umeme Offices in Mbarara

Locals who matched with Placards say that they had spent a close to one month without electricity.

“The day the transformer got faulty, we informed Umeme officials but they have remained hesitant to work on it. Our business has come to a stand still for one month,” said Hajjat Janet Musiime the area councilor.

Thomas Tondo the district Manager revealed that; “We are trying to see how we can replace the transformer and soon this will be done.  The current one is overload since the area is densely populated with a lot of business going on.”

To cool down the angry residents, Thomas promised that Umeme will work on the transformer before this week ends.