Africa: Uganda’s Electricity Governance Ranked the Best in Africa

Kampala — Uganda has Africa’s best electricity regulatory system, according to the African Development Bank (AfDB’s) 2018 Electricity Regulatory Index (ERI) report.

Second is Namibia, tailed by Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Cameroon, South Africa, Togo, Senegal, Côte I’voire, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and the Gambia respectively.

“The implication of this result is that the impact of the regulator’s actions and decisions for Uganda, Namibia and Tanzania, as viewed from the utilities [licensed power generation, transmission and distribution companies] perspective, seemed to have had a more positive impact on the performance of the utilities than in Nigeria,” the report says.

Published in All Africa, 2nd July, 2018