A delegation from the Ugandan Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) has spent three days at the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) concretising discussions on Optic Fibre Business due to GRIDCo’s excellent expertise.
This comes six months after the Board of the UETCL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate with the power-producing company.
Acting Director, Office of the Chief Executive, Sam Acquah, led the GRIDCo Consult, Southern Network Department to hold interactive sessions on working models adopted by the power-producing company with regards to commercialisation of fibre.
Jjumba Abdu Karim, who led the Ugandan delegation, said the UETCL will adopt good fibre business strategy.
“We will start a fresh page of a profitable and economically viable fibre business. We will also adopt good fibre business strategy; fibre business roadmap and restructure the ICT organogram accordingly. Additionally, the team will correct the errors made to avoid losses and litigation issues,” Mr Karim said.
He indicated that the next step will be to revamp the UETCL’s Fibre Business model in order to incorporate the lessons learnt in GRIDCo benchmarking.
The UETCL after its commencement in 2001 held a Public Infrastructure Provider’s Licence from the Uganda Communications Commission for owning and operating their optic fibre infrastructure.
The primary purpose was to support the Supervising Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system in ensuring grid availability and reliability in Uganda.