47 lives lost due to power theft

Charles Chapman

Atleast 47 deaths resulting from illegal power connections were registered last year.

This has been revealed by power distribution company UMEME.

UMEME managing director Charles Chapman has also revealed that the company loses upto 60bn annually, which accounts for 24.7% of the total revenue.

He has told journalists that the vice is common in areas of Masaka, Mbale and Wandegeya in Kampala.

To address this problem, UMEME has today launched a nationwide campaign against power theft in partnership with district leaders, the police and Resident District Commissioners