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Government to Enact a Law on Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation

The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Hon. Eng. Irene Muloni revealed that Government is to enact a law that will provide a legal framework to ensure energy efficiency and energy conservation in Uganda.

In a speech delivered for her by the State Minister for Energy, Hon. Simon D’Ujang, at the opening of the 2017 Energy Week at KCCA Grounds in Lugogo, Hon. Muloni noted that the law is now at a stage where the public can review it and provide views to be incorporated before it is enacted.

The Minister added that Government saw it necessary to come up with a law to ensure energy efficiency, energy conservation  and quality of electrical equipment sold on the market in order to safeguard Ugandans who lose money on buying substandard equipment that consume a lot of energy. According to Hon. Muloni, the Uganda National Bureau of Standard will enforce the law.

In respect to high electricity tariffs, Hon. Muloni re-confirmed that Government is committed to ensuring low electricity tariffs of 5 US Cents to stimulate industrial growth and domestic consumption.

The Minister mentioned the objective of this year’s Energy Week, as creating awareness of the general public on efficient utilization of energy, calling upon the general public to participate and get information regarding energy efficiency as well as buy energy efficient appliances.

In his remarks, the State Minister for Energy Hon. Simon D’Ujang called upon exhibitors at the Energy Week exhibition to sell quality products to customers as it is the only way to grow credibility and the market for their products.

Different activities were organized as part of the Energy Week which include; the Energy Exhibition at KCCA Grounds in Lugogo, the Energy Conference, and Road shows. The Energy Week commenced on 11th and it is to run until 16th September 2017.

The 2017 which is also the 13th Energy Week is running under the theme “Access to clean Energy; The bridge to Sustainable Development”.

Organizations that are participating in the Energy Week include; the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Uganda Energy Credit Capitalization Company Limited,(UECCCL) Umeme Limited, Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL) and other private companies dealing in sale of energy and electrical equipment. ERA sponsored the activities at the Energy Week.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 17:14