Citizens queries about Umeme should be addressed

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By George Komakech

Posted  Thursday, December 12  2013 at  02:00

We have read in the media about the contention on Umeme’s contract. It has now been decided by the government that Umeme is here to stay.

However, it goes without saying that the ‘Umeme question’ was not treated as a national issue. This is because it only answers the questions of a small fraction of the population; the political players.

What the greater population wants to know are answers to simple questions like; Had it been another company, would we receive light and power more reliably and affordably etc?

What we want to know is whether we would still get the much needed electricity if Umeme’s contract had been cancelled!

George Komakech,