When Uganda's privatised electricity supplier shuts off power to government hospitals because they have not paid their bills, the results are catastrophic. The Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development in the country says that the utility has a right to be paid for the services it provides but when it comes to hospitals, the consequences are too grave for such hard and fast rules.
When Electricity Means Life or Death for Hospital Patients
allAfrica, 28 January 2019
Electricity is considered a luxury in parts of Africa. When it comes to its supply in public health facilities however, it can mean life or death. Read more »
Umeme Uncertainty, Foreign Investor Flight Hurt Stockbroker Earnings On USE
East African, 27 January 2019
Uncertainty surrounding Umeme Ltd's power distribution agreement and foreign-investor flight hurt trading turnover on the Uganda Securities Exchange in 2018, while market players… Read more »
Luweero Residents Cry Foul Over Power Outage
Monitor, 18 January 2019
Traders, corporate companies and domestic electricity consumers in Luweero District are crying foul over the constant power outages saying the impasse has contributed losses in… Read more »
Five Babies Die Per Month Due to Power Blackout At Bugiri Hospital
Monitor, 9 June 2017
Ms Stellah Namulondo, one of the attendants at the hospital, said taking care of her patient is challenging because she uses her phone torch, which also needs electricity to… Read more »
Plagued with bribery and absenteeism, the health sector is considered to be the most corrupt in East Africa according to a report by the inspectorate of government, Justice Irene ... Read more »
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