Government reduces power tariffs
Electricity consumers will start off the New Year on a happy note after the government on Monday announced a reduction in power tariffs by an average 8 per cent across the board. The new tariffs are expected to take effect on January 1, 2010.
According to the new schedule, domestic tariffs will reduce by 9.5 per cent from Shs426.1 to Shs385.6 shading off Shs40 per unit, commercial tariffs will reduce by 10 per cent from Shs398.8 to 358.6 per unit, medium industries by 9.9 per cent from Shs369.7 to Shs333.2, large industries will decrease by a marginal 1 per cent from Shs187.2 to Shs184.8 and street-lights from Shs403 to Shs364.6.
“The worse days are over, even if there is increasing demand it cannot be to the extent it was before and with the construction of the Karuma and Bujagali, [electricity dams] we will be on top of the game,” the State Minister of Energy, Eng. Simon D’ujanga, said yesterday.