Busoga youths sue UMEME

By Sania Babirye

A group of Busoga youths led by the people power movement mobilizer for Busoga sub-region Moses Bigirwa have dragged UMEME and Government to the high court over what they have termed as inadequate expensive power supply and rampant load shading in Busoga region.

According to the youths, its not fair that Busoga region houses the major four power dams including Nalubaale, Owen falls Dam,Isimba and Bujagali dams yet it continues to have inadequate, expensive power supply with constant load shading .

These further state that the irregular power supply coupled with the high power tariffs have deprived the Busoga people of their livelihood.

These now want court to issue an order compelling government and UMEME to make sure that there is power supply in Busoga region through out the year.

These also say that Busoga should receive power at lower tariffs since it houses the said dams with all villages in Busoga to fully be supplied with electricity.