Umeme reassures users on upgrade of Yaka meters

Umeme reassures users on upgrade of Yaka meters
Umeme's Selestino Babungi.

As the November 2024 deadline for the Yaka meter system upgrade approaches, power distributor, Umeme  has allayed concerns and assured users that the transition will be seamless.

According to Managing Director Selistino Babungi, out of the 1.9 million users on the grid, 300,000 have already adopted the new system, with plans to upgrade the remaining 1.6 million by October.

"This process is very important and timely," emphasized  Babungi.

In response to questions raised since the announcement by the Minister of Energy, Ruth Nankabirwa, Babungi outlined the company's strategy.

He said teams will be dispatched nationwide to assist users with the Yaka meters during the upgrade.

Additionally, users will have the option to perform the upgrade themselves by entering three sets of tokens sent to their mobile phones.

"For example, 7290-2903-8116-2206-4350, 6284- 2566-0850-6476-8805, and 0571-7034-5232-3261-9867. The first token upgrades the user, the second confirms compatibility, and the third represents the value of the units bought," explained Babungi, detailing the user-friendly process.

UMEME Limited is confident that with maximum cooperation from users, the upgrade of 1.6 million Yaka meters will be completed within a few months.

The company aims to make the transition as smooth as possible, emphasizing the benefits that the new system will bring to the entire electricity distribution network.

"We believe it will only require a few months to upgrade the 1.6 million Yaka meters with maximum cooperation from users," stated Babungi

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