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UETCL AWARDED BEST ENERGY AGENCY 2017

UETCL Board members receiving the Best Energy Agency Award

 

The UGANDA ELECTRCITY TRANSMISSION COMPANY LIMITED (UETCL) has been recognized for the second time as the best visionary ENERGY GOVERNMENT AGENCY, 2017 for its outstanding contribution towards Uganda middle income status aspirations 2020 and vision 2040.

UETCL has won the awards in 2014 and 2017 as a testament towards the company’s commitment to building the confidence of all potential investors and consumers at large by maintaining a reliable national grid backbone that has accelerated national economic growth to meet the country’s vision 2040.

This vision 2040, as stated by Government, sets out to achieve ‘A transformed society from a peasant to a modern and prosperous country within 30 years.’ The awards ceremony, the fifth of its kind, are set out to recognize companies and individuals who have made and are making a contribution towards realization of Uganda’s Vision 2040.

UETCL Chairman Board of Directors Mr. Peter Ucanda and the Managing Director/CEO Mr. Willy K. Kiryahika individually received certificates of special recognition as Visionaries voted by the people of the Republic of Uganda. Mr. Peter Ucanda, expressed gratitude to the Government of Uganda and the various donor agencies for availing funding to enable UETCL to execute its planned projects.

The Minister for Energy and Mineral Development Hon. Irene Muloni and former Permanent Secretary Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development Mr. Kabagambe Kalisa also received certificates of recognition.

UETCL Board Director, Ms Sarah Timarwa and Deputy Managing Director/CEO Mr. Valentine Katabira witnessed the ceremony held on 7th December, 2017 at Serena Hotel, Kampala.

UETCL award certificate and the individual recognitions confirms UETCL’s commitment to double the existing national grid from the current 1626km of high-voltage transmission lines in the next few years. The grid expansion will enable the company cover much more of the country while also enabling to link up with neighbouring countries to enjoy economies of scale.

UETCL is implementing projects to evacuate power from generation facilities, support rural electrification programs (grid extension), system upgrade to meet increasing demand, reliable and efficient power supply and strengthen regional interconnection.

The ceremony was presided over by His Excellence Hon. Edward Ssekandi Kiwanuka the Vice President President of the Republic of Uganda. The Vice president was flanked by the Alhajji Abudu Naduli, Minister of state without portfolio and Professor Tarsis Kabwegyere.

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