Uganda has suffered yet another nationwide power blackout, the Nile Post has learned.
On Sunday, the power went off at around 5 pm and according to Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited, the problem affected the entire country.
“We are experiencing a nationwide blackout, investigations are ongoing to determine the cause. Bear with us as we work on restoration. Any inconveniences are highly regrettable,” UETCL tweeted.
This is the third nationwide power blackout in three months.
#Nationblackout we are a experiencing a nation wide blackout, investigations are ongoing to determine the cause. Bear with us as we work on restoration. Any inconveniences are highly regrettable.
— UETCL (@uetcl) June 21, 2020
On April 12, 2020, the country experienced a nationwide power cut a few minutes before President Museveni’s address on Coronavirus.
The address was delayed for about an hour but the blackout was blamed on the moving islands that had blocked the turbines at Nalubaale and Bujagali dams.
Later, on May,8, 2020, Umeme Limited informed Ugandans of an oncoming load shedding for Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9am-5pm to allow release of water at Nalubale, Kiira, Bujagali and Isimba dams.