Angry Busia residents beat up Umeme officials over meter disconnections

Residents and traders engage Umeme and UNBS officials in a verbal altercation after they accused them of disconnecting their meters without their knowledge on October 12, 2021 along Hadongole Road in Busia Town. PHOTO/DAVID AWORI

What you need to know:

  • Trouble started when one of the officials scaled an electric pole in Busia and started removing its meters without the residents’ knowledge.

Officials from Umeme and Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) Tuesday sought refuge at Busia police station after they were attacked and beaten by residents while carrying out electricity meter validation in Busia Town.

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