• The connotation is, Uganda has all along been selling hydro-power to Rwanda on whole sale prices then buys it back at retail prices.

According to watchdog reports Uganda has just decided to stop getting electricity from Rwanda for its border district of Kisoro and get connected to main power grid.

While presenting a paper before the district council on Monday, Naboth Aine, Umeme’s Kisoro district engineer, said plans were underway to connect Kisoro to the national grid from Jinja

Rwanda buys about 1.3Mega watts power it uses in Katuna and beyond from Uganda of which 0.395 megawatts is ‘imported’ back to serve Uganda’s Kisoro district

Kisoro town Residents have routinely complained about cost and unreliability of imported power from Rwanda which affects especially locals in cottage industries.

Aine said Kisoro will be connected to the national grid through Kabale.

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