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.
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.