6 February 2013

Uganda: Court Gets Back Electricity

Business has resumed at the Court of Appeal, land and civil divisions of the High Court in Kampala following an end to a two-week power blackout.

On January 22, power was disconnected from the courts that occupy three floors on the 12-storey Twed Towers on Kafu road after the Judiciary failed to pay an accumulated electricity bill of sh38m.

Deputy judiciary spokesperson Harriet Nassali yesterday said the debt had been cleared.

Meanwhile, traders on Kampala Road in the city centre have experienced a power blackout for the last three days.

Traders dealing in electronics, foodstuffs and owners of photo studios stretching from Shell Capital on Kampala Road to Baker's World are the most affected.

The traders New Vision spoke to said Umeme assured them that they would sort out the problem.

"We have not had power since Saturday. Our electrical equipment is breaking down and this has affected our business," Canon World managing director Thobhani Kaushik said.

An official at Umeme said they had sent a technical team to rectify the problem.

Copyright © 2013 New Vision. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.