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{UAH} "The proportion of the population that now have electricity is 20.4% compared to 4% in 1986." - Museveni

By Shawn Mubiru

"The proportion of the population that now have electricity is 20.4% compared to 4% in 1986." - Museveni

State of the Nation Address

Uganda in 1986 had a population of 15 million people and 4% was the number of people on the electricity grid. That makes it around 600,000 people on the grid.

In 2017, (32 years later) Uganda with a population of 41 million people, Mr Museveni and group have added 7,764,000 Ugandans on to the national grid.

To break it down, each year Mr Museveni and his group have been adding roughly 242,625 Ugandans on to the grid, which by the way translates to 0.6% of the total population.

Note: 20.4% is a World Bank estimate, which means that actual figures could even be much lower that the above mentioned.

Assuming that we share all the electricity generated and that no factory is running.

According to Energypedia, Uganda currently has one of the lowest per capita electricity consumption in the world with 215 kWh per capita per year (Sub-Saharan Africa's average: 552 kWh per capita, World average: 2,975 per capita).

200kwh means that you are running 1 bulb of 100 watts bulb for 20 hours and you will be without power and mind you, 20 hours is less than a day. There are 8,760 hours in 365 days in a year. Which means Ugandans will be in total darkness for 8,740 hours and that is 364 days.

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