Nankabirwa visits Kigumba Petroleum Institute

Minister of Energy and Minerals Development Ruth Nankabirwa on Tuesday visited Kigumba (UPIK) Uganda Petroleum Institute in Masindi District.

The institute offers diploma and certification courses in the field of oil management. The institute also specializes in international welding, welding, manufacturing and plumbing.

Other courses include professional qualifications in health, safety and management. Upper and lower petroleum work; As well as mechanical and electrical repairs among others.

The visit is part of Naknabirwa’s visit to various sectors since his appointment and appointment as Minister of Energy.

On August 3, Nankabirwa met with industry leaders to discuss the high electricity tariff that is hurting their businesses.

Stakeholders held a joint meeting with the government on how to reduce their electricity tariffs and improve their businesses.

The meeting, held at the Lugogo Multipurpose Hall, was to discuss the government’s commitment to domestic power generation and transmission, as well as the Umeme reduction.

‘The Ministry of Energy is committed to supporting the environment. Therefore, all construction should be passed down from generation to generation within the capacity of local producers, ”said Nankabirwa.

Last month, the Electricity Regulatory Authority announced a reduction in energy tariffs for various consumer categories from July to September.

Although tariffs have fallen, industries still feel high compared to other countries in the region.

Ira Chief Executive Engineer. According to Zia Tibelwa Wako, consumer price index, the Ugandan shilling has appreciated by 3.3% against the dollar, falling oil prices, which have affected prices, especially the heating sector.

Domestic consumers will pay Sh250.5 according to the Lifetime Tariff and then Sh747.5 for subsequent purchases, down from Sh750.9 last quarter.

Tariffs for commercial industries have dropped from sh639.8 to sh616, while for medium-sized consumers it has dropped from sh556 to sh526.9. For large consumers, the tariff has decreased from Sh301.7 to sh300.2 per unit.

He said the move to reduce traffic was intended to support small and medium-sized businesses to recover from the negative effects of COVID-19.

From July to September this year, based on metro readings and Yaka purchases, tariffs for all electricity consumers under Umeme are explained.


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