Uganda hit by a nationwide power outage

Kampala: Uganda has been on Thu. hit by a countrywide power outage whose cause is not yet well-known, the state-owned power generation firm stated.

The Uganda Power Transmission Firm Limited (UETCL) stated in an announcement that interrogations are in progress to determine the cause of the massive power blackout, records Xinhua press agency.

“We’re experiencing a countrywide overall blackout. Interrogations are ongoing to determine the cause & restore as fast as possible”

Umeme Limited, the nation’s main power distribution firm, stated it has been functioning with different stakeholders to restore power supply within the East African nation.

“We’re functioning with UETCL & all stakeholders to have power restored as shortly as possible. All inconveniences caused are regretted”

it stated in a tweet.

The nation was experiencing countrywide power outages, with the previous being on Jun 21.

On May 9, it has been also hit by a power blackout whose cause wasn’t well-known, as per the UETCL.

Namibia on Apr 14 experienced a countrywide power blackout after floating weeds, measuring regarding 12 acres (4.86 hectares), affected the Nalubale power plant within the eastern dist. of Jinja.