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REVEALED: Why Your Yaka Meter Will Stop Working In November This Year

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The ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has revealed that effective 24th November 2024, Yaka meters across the country which power consumers do use to access electricity in their homes.

Uganda like other countries in the region decided to switch it’s prepaid electric metering system to the latest technology known as Standard Transfer Specification. A system which is recognised at the global level because with it,a consumer can use it to switch electricity payments from one utility provider to another.

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After government mooting a plan to have electricity tokens by different operators other than the current Yaka system offered by Umeme Uganda Limited

Speaking to journalists at the Uganda Media centre, Energy Minister Ruth Nankabirwa saif that the prepaid  electricity users will have to migrate to the new technology by October 2024.

The new meters will mean a change from the existing Token Identifiers (TID). In South Africa, the operators announced that token Identifiers will run out in November 2024.

Nankabirywa said the Ministry has set a target to have all Uganda’s electricity consumers’ prepaid meters (Yaka) migrated onto the new token identification system, known as the TID Rollover) by October 2024 to be able to continue purchasing units for their power supply.

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