Man is what he is because he wants it to be the way it is. Not many can believe that rural places like Kyaka II, Kasule, Hapuuyo, Mpara among others in Kyegegwa District as well as in Mubende and Kyenjojo Districts have been connected to the national grid. Some 50 years back, one could wonder for what purpose can government think and put such an infrastructure. all this are now nightmares with the creation of Rural Electrification Board that manages Rural Electrification Agency under the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.
As our parents who used to see and hear of Uganda Electricity Board (UEB) and by the time some of us went to primary school, we used to respond one answer wherever one asks a question; who is the provider of electricity in Uganda? All responses were Uganda Electricity Board (UEB). Now it’s another milestone that the Government under the National Resistance Movement with its current head the President of the Republic of Uganda – Yoweri Kaguta Museveni privatized such bodies and now Electricity business is managed by well thought investors right from Generation to Distribution leaving the key regulation sector with itself.
The coming into play of Kyegegwa Rural Electricity Cooperative Society Ltd (KRECS) would not happen if it was not all these structural changes the Government put into place. KRECS Ltd a people initiated, owned and managed cooperative is currently managing the Mubende – Kyegegwa – Kyenjojo power line on behalf of Government to manage the distribution, sale and maintenance of the line for the people under this line. This is amazing to most people but it’s a reality.
At KRECS we look forward with the main drive of our members and the Executive Board in place to provide high quality power services as stated by the cooperative vision of; A sustainable cooperative providing multi-technology power services to her members (all customers inclusive). In line with the Electricity Act of 1999, the Cooperatives bye-laws and our license terms, we intend to reach out our services to all people without discrimination targeting mainly the rural active poor.
We look forward at building partnerships with partner service providers in the Uganda electricity industry and all other in and outside Uganda i.e. Government, private sector and civil society to ensure that electricity services benefit the rural community through employment creation, business growth, supporting social infrastructures like health centres, schools and religious facilities, environment protection among others to contribute to the national vision of a self sustaining economy for sustainable development. I do welcome you to this communication platform and we look forward at your valuable contribution in all forms to enable us develop parts of Mubende, Kyenjojo and Entire Kyegegwa District in particular and Uganda in general as a team. We believe at KRECS that “Power Ignites Development”. Enjoy and traverse the KRECS World-Wide Web (www.krecsltd.org)