EPRC dissemination engagement in Tororo (Cr. EPRC)
Paul Lakuma, a Research Fellow with EPRC, notes that it is a paradox that at a time when there is excess supply of electricity northern Uganda is still suffering from inadequate and erratic power supply.
 

A new study says micro economic factors, electricity hiccups, low demand, substandard products and tax policy are key business constraints in Northern Uganda.

The Business Climate Index (BCI conducted by the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) for the period between 2016 and 2017 singles out taxes and electricity as a major impediment to doing business in northern Uganda.

Paul Lakuma, a Research Fellow with EPRC, notes that it is a paradox that at a time when there is excess supply of electricity northern Uganda is still suffering from inadequate and erratic power supply.

Lakuma says there is a need for even distribution or electricity to ease the burden of doing business in the region.

The article was compiled by David Rupiny during a dissemination workshop held in Tororo for findings from the EPRC Business Climate Index Issue number 22. It was publsihed online by the Uganda Radio Network  on December 23, 2018
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