The fight is

The fight is not ours or yours alone, the fight is everyone’s.

Power theft and vandalism affect you and every other Ugandan in more ways than you think.

In order for you to continuously enjoy stable and reliable power supply, UMEME proactively plans the expected power demand for you and every consumer in Uganda. However, when someone illegally taps onto a power line or compromises power metering equipment in order to avoid paying for power, it causes artificial demand that causes unstable power supply to you and other legally connected customers.

The continuous act of power theft and vandalism creates a chain of effects that harm every Ugandan; constant power outages, death of innocent people, increase in power tariffs, big economic losses and more.

If we act together, we’ll win together. Report power theft and vandalism now.


How power theft is done

  • Bypassing of meters
  • Tampering with metering equipment
  • Illegal software reprogramming
  • Illegal power line constructions hence creating illegitimate customers
  • Bribing electricians to help steal power through direct hooking or creation of unsafe illegal underground LV connections which kill innocent Ugandans

How network vandalism is done

  • Cutting down electric poles to steal wires which are sold to scrap dealers around the country.
  • Vandalism of transformers to siphon oil and remove copper windings
  • Vandalism of underground cables at substations

  • Bypassing of meters
  • Tampering with metering equipment
  • Illegal software reprogramming
  • Illegal power line constructions hence creating illegitimate customers
  • Bribing electricians to help steal power through direct hooking or creation of unsafe illegal underground LV connections which kill innocent Ugandans
  • Cutting down electric poles to steal wires which are sold to scrap dealers around the country.
  • Vandalism of transformers to siphon oil and remove copper windings
  • Vandalism of underground cables at substations
UGANDA LOSES
UGX 0 BN
EVERY YEAR to power theft and vandalism
Annual energy losses
0 Gwh
EVERY YEAR
HOMES & BUSINESSES THAT SUFFER
0
EVERY DAY

Report power theft and vandalism

A reward awaits for every successful tip

To report, visit any UMEME office or call 0312360777 or simply report online. The information you submit will be acted upon in the strictest confidence.

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