Mps reignite debate on Umeme deal

Budadiri West MP Nathan Mafabi reignites debate on operations of power distributer Umeme after parliament unanimously called for termination of its concession agreement.

The resolution was reached after an Adhoc committee proposed that Umeme’s 20yrs concession agreement should be terminated on grounds that Umeme had breached some of its contractual obligations and that it benefitted from a one sided agreement that benefitted its business interests.

Although the resolution was passed in March 2014, government has not reported back to parliament to answer how it will implement the resolution yet it is mandated to report back within six months.

Mafabi now wants government to give parliament a comprehensive response on the measures taken to implement the resolution saying Umeme cannot go on doing business yet its contract is contested.

This while debating in Parliament a report of the Natural resources committee.

Story by

Ronald Muhinda

May 15 2015