FAQs - About us

FAQs - About the Company

1.   What is UETCL?

UETCL is a registered abbreviation for Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited. UETCL is one of the three successor companies created as a result of the unbundling of Uganda Electricity Board (UEB).

2. How many licenses does UETCL have?

UETCL has 4 licenses namely;

 Bulk power supply

 Operation of high voltage transmission grid

System Operator

 Power import and export.

3. What is the difference between UETCL and UMEME?

UETCL operates the grid above 33kV (Transmission Grid) while UMEME operates grid below 33kV (Distribution Grid)

The transmission grid carries electricity at high voltages from power generation plants and delivers it to distribution companies e.g. UMEME for distribution to final consumers.

The Distribution grid is the electricity network that supplies electricity to final end users e.g. homes, factories, industries, hospitals etc.

4.   When was the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company (UETCL) established?

UETCL was incorporated on 26th March 2001 as a Limited Liability Company and operates under policy guidance of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.

5. Who are the UETCL clients?

     Our Ugandan clients;

   Umeme Limited, Ferdsult Engineering Service ltd, Bundibugyo Energy Cooperative Society (BECS), Energy Cooperative Society (BECS), PaderAbim Community Multi-purpose Electric Corporative Society Ltd (PACMECS), Kilembe Investments Limited (KIL), Kyegegwa Rural Electrification Cooperatives (KRECS), Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (UEDCL).

    Our clients outside Uganda;

   Kenya power and lighting Co. Limited (KPLC), Tanzania Electricity Supply Co. Limited (TANESCO), Electricity Water & Sanitation Authority (EWSA)-Rwanda, Societe Nationaled’ Electricite (SNEL)-DRC.

6. Who owns Uganda Electricity Transmission Company   (UETCL)? UETCL is a Company wholly owned by GoU and has two equal shareholders, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the Minister of State for Finance in charge of Privatisation.

Management Team

                             Management Team             




 Mr. Willy.K.Kiryahika








Mr. Katabira Valentine






Mr. Martin Erone
Manager, Corporate Services

  Mr. George Rwabajungu
Manager, Finance, Accounts and Sales

     Mr. Peter Igibolu
     Manager, ICT

        Mr. Fredrick.C.Zesooli        Manager, Human Resources & Administration

Mr. BuhangaBoneventura
Manager Planning & Investment

Mr. Edward Muganyizi
 Manager, Internal Audit

Mr. William Nkemba
Manager, Project Implementation








The Management Team Organisation Chart

Human Resource and Administration


The department has two sections:
  • Human resource.
  • Administration and welfare.


The mission of HR department is to ensure that human resource is matched to needs of the organization and is effective.


To lead organizational change within UETCL through promotion of its mission, culture and values, positive team working , setting strategic direction and developing staff skills, maintain viable human resource functions according to UETCL policies, procedures and best human resource practices and standards.


Mr. Fredrick.C.Zesooli
Manager, Human Resources and Administration

Human Resource and administration Department Organisation Chart

Board Members

Board of Directors



MR. Peter Ucanda
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Mr. Willy.K.Kiryahika
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Ms. Sarah I. Timarwa
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Mr. John Genda Walala
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Mr. Oluka Nicholas
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Dir. Atwine Abdon
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Projects Implementation


The department has three sections;
  • Environment
  • Engineering Projects
  • Monitoring and Evaluation.

  • To meet expectations from external stakeholders and the board through timely implementation of quality projects Objective
  • To develop and implement a project Implementation plan
  • To detail a project design and engineering process
  • To coordinate site works and commissioning of the projects.


Mr. William Nkemba
Manager, Project Implementation

Projects Implementation Department Organisation Chart

More Info

Fight Vandalism

Uganda Electricity Transmission Company (UETCL) has faced vandalism of electricity transmission equipment causing a risk of electricity blackout/outage.

T/L Accidents

Accidents that happen along the Transmission line due to human activities or encroachment on wayleaves.Readmore