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Minister Warns Technocrats on Overshadowing Political Leaders

The minster for Energy and Mineral development Hon Mary Gorretti Kitutu has asked the technical staff in her ministry to focus more on monitoring and supervising of projects than focusing on launching these projects which is not their role

While launching the Geospatial electronic database information system at Mestil Hotel Kampala, the minister said these projects must be handed over to the public by the Political wing as a sign of accountability to what they promised during their campaigns

“While I was still in the Ministry of Water and Environment many projects were being launched by engineers and nobody knew what they were doing. But when politicians were engaged in launching these projects everybody became concerned.”

She added that such programmes bring the leaders closer to the electorate which President Museveni always advocates for.

On the newly launched project, Kitutu said that such strategic interventions will enable the government to strengthen its national development plans in addition to addressing the disparity in electricity distribution and also for economic transformation of its people.

“I want to thank all development partners for their support to nurture the energy sector. I also thank the leadership of the country for supporting Government programmes in the Energy sector. And of course, the Ci Dev program for enabling us be here today.”

Mr Godfrey Turyahikayo, the Executive Director Rural Electrification Agency said that this new innovation will help them in getting timely information which they will ease planning in execution of their duties.

“It has been tested and found to be working properly therefore I call upon all people to embrace it because it has a lot of benefits.”

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He added that with EIDMS they will be  able to track all those engaging power theft.

This web and mobile based application will be used to provide timely electricity connections and power consumption of different service providers in the country.

The implementation of this Geospatial electronic database information management system has been made possible with a grant from Carbon initiative for Development and World bank at a cost of 800,000 USD

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