Umeme has replaced one of the vandalized three transformers to restore power in Bukomansimbi; a day after residents demonstrated to protest against power blackout.
Umeme has replaced one of the three transformers which were vandalised, to restore power in Bukomansimbi.
The replacement on Friday, came a day after residents staged a power outage protest.
Led by Susan Namaganda, the Woman member or Parliament, the residents stormed UMEME offices on Thursday to protest against a three –months power blackout in the area.
The power outage was triggered by the theft of three transformers at Buyoga, Kibinge and Nkarwe villages late last year.
The thugs armed with guns and wearing UMEME uniform allegedly removed the transformers, emptied oil from them pulled out the copper wires and disappeared, plunging the town council into darkness.
Last evening, umeme technicians led by Kirunda Magoola, the Branch Manager Masaka rushed to Nkarwe village and replaced one of the vandalized transformers to restore power .
Kirunda Magoola, the UMEME manager says they decided to replace one of the vandalized transformers because they had not yet procured the other two. Magoola says they decided to first replace Nkarwe transformer to restore power in Bukomansimbi so that it also pumps the water system which had broken down due to power crisis.
He says Umeme has ordered for two more transformers to be replaced in Kibinge and Buyoga.
Susan Namaganda, says she is happy, but asked UMEME to investigate the circumstances under which the transformers were vandalised.
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Abdul Walugembe, a resident of Bukomansimbi asked UMEME to provide security at each one of their transformer to ensure they are safe.
Businesses like metal workshops, maize milling machines and other electricity consumers have resumed work after months without power.
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