UETCL Achieves ISO Certification: A Stepping Stone Towards Regional Energy Excellence

The Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (UETCL) has achieved a momentous milestone with its prestigious ISO Certification. The ceremony, officiated by Dr Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, took place at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Distinguished attendees included the UETCL Board, management, staff, and key stakeholders.

Dr Nankabirwa emphasized the strategic significance of UETCL’s ISO certification, highlighting efficient power utilization and Uganda’s plans to trade power with neighboring countries. Expanding power transmission lines to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and South Sudan was announced, in addition to existing connections with Kenya and Rwanda.

Dr Nankabirwa’s call for communication efficiency and unity echoed the government’s pursuit of operational excellence and enhanced service delivery.

Mr Joshua Karamagi, CEO of UETCL, commended the team’s unwavering efforts leading to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification. He detailed the rigorous alignment of processes to international standards, outlining benefits such as improved customer satisfaction and operational efficiency.

Mr Karamagi reaffirmed UETCL’s commitment to global best practices, ensuring quality, sustainable electricity supply to Uganda and the region. Future plans for ISO certifications in safety, health, environmental management, and energy systems were revealed.

The event saw government representatives, industry regulators, and energy sector players in attendance. This achievement bolsters Uganda’s goal of reliable, affordable electricity for socio-economic growth.

UETCL’s ISO certification cements its status as a regional energy leader, a testament to dedication in quality and operational excellence. The certification lays a robust foundation for continued growth and a pivotal role in Uganda’s energy landscape.