For a long time as an engineer, I thought that engineers were only technical people. So my focus was to be the best as far as technical competence is concerned. I remember early in my career; we would compete on who knew the latest tool. The tool could be a software. I had such a […]Read more "The essence of engineering is the economic impact it offers"
This week UETCL announced load shedding in Uganda. Not because the country lacks electricity supply or that the demand of electricity has exceeded the current supply. The reason this time is because of electricity tower vandalism. Towers evacuating electricity from the power stations in Jinja were vandalized and they collapsed. In the eastern part of […]Read more "How do we get community ownership of electricity transmission towers?"
One morning as I drove to work on the newly constructed Lukuli-Munyonyo road, I saw a middle-aged woman jogging at 5am. I was quite impressed by this fete. The following day again I saw her jogging. Before long I realised this was her daily routine. Now, as I drive to work i look out for […]Read more "The jogging Busuti lady on Lukuli-Munyonyo road"
Over the last few months, there has been increasing talk of re-bundling of the electricity sector players in Uganda. Government is hell-bent on executing this plan. I would like to put forward three reasons why this is not a good idea. Following the 1999 Electricity Act in 2001, Uganda Electricity Board (UEB) was unbundled into […]Read more "Challenges for re-bundling of Uganda’s Electricity sector players"
Over the last few months, the electricity sector in Uganda welcomed a new minister for the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD), Honourable Ruth Nankabirwa. Congratulations Honourable Ruth Nankabirwa and welcome to the electricity sector. Today’s blog is a follow up of a blog on introducing Program and Project Management to the electricity sector. […]Read more "How about an Industrialization Unit in MEMD?"
I have read about government’s plan to merge Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL), Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) and Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL) into one organization. When I read the article, I called some practitioners in the sector. This was a shock to all. No one can say that the unbundling […]Read more "Re-bundling of Uganda’s Electricity sector is it the right move?"
Energy is an enabler for economic growth. As an energy professional I get amazed at the development that happens after a community that had no electricity is transformed by access of electricity. The productivity of the households increases as mechanization and automation is introduced. Boiling of water is now faster and cleaner as compared to […]Read more "It is time to push renewable energy"
My parents’ home where I grew up is in Makindye a suburb of Kampala. I now live in Buziga another suburb Kampala. There is a road between Makindye and Buziga and beyond. Both my parents have passed on. We kept our family home in Makindye for special occasions. Like most African families when parents pass […]Read more "The value of quality infrastructure"
Kaizen Africa was ranked among the Top 40 engineering firms in Uganda in July 2020 by Public Opinions. The Top 40 Engineering companies are recognized for making remarkable contributions towards attainment of Uganda Vision 2040 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We pursue excellence in whatever we do. It is indeed an honor to […]Read more "Kaizen Africa listed among Top 40 Engineering firms in Uganda"
On 8th August 2020, Castle think tank held a webinar on the energy sector in Uganda. I was honored to be the lead presenter at the webinar. We had four discussants. Mr. Vianney Mutyaba, Manager Pricing at the Electricity Regulation Authority. Mrs Joyce Nkuyahaga, the CEO of Uganda Solar Energy Association. Mr. Peter Nyeko, Managing […]Read more "Musings from Castle Energy Webinar"