The West Nile region has once again been plunged into darkness, after an uninterrupted power supply during the president's visit.
There was constant power supply for the two days that President Museveni was In Arua for a security meeting, but the supplies were cut off as soon as the president left.
West Rural Electrification Company (WENRECO) is responsible for the generation and distribution of power to the West Nile districts of Arua and Nebbi.
Fabian Ahaisibwe, the regional manager of WENRECO, claims that the power was cut off because the company has got no fuel for its generators. He says the company is currently highly indebted to its suppliers and contractors who are currently constructing Nyagak power dam.
He explains that it is increasingly becoming difficult for the company to purchase fuel for its generators.
Late last month, the state minister for Energy, Simon Djujanga, announced that government would take over the responsibility to supply fuel supply to WENRECO. But Ahaisibwe has denied knowledge about this arrangement.
Meanwhile the district leadership in Nebbi and Arua district are unhappy about the operations of WENRECO.
The leadership of the two districts have issued a one week ultimatum for WENRECO to either style up and ensure constant power supply of give up the project altogether.
Ibarahim Abiriga, Arua RDC, says WENRECO has failed to fulfill its obligation because of corruption.
Nebbi district LC 5 chairperson Pascal Wapokra says says trghehe residents are not happy about WENRECO's performance in the power supply sector.
While meeting district leaders and leaders of business community early this week, the President said government was going to cancel its contract with WENRECO because of the irregular power supply in the region.
WENRECO has a twenty year concession to generate and supply power to West Nile districts of Arua, Nebbi and lately Koboko has been added on the list but the supply of electricity here has been irregular.
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