The Ugandan government plans to spend at least 2 billion dollars in the next five years to connect more people to its electricity grid.
Officials say they want to boost electricity supply in order to power an industrialisation drive. In recent years they have cut subsidies for consumers and introduced a tariff adjustment mechanism. The country had also said in 2015 it plans to increase its electricity generating capacity to at least 1500 megawatts from 850 over the next three years.
Electricity connections will also be increased to 3 million in the next four years from about 900,000 at present.