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Over 4000 ugandans lost jobs during Covid19 ,according to a report

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

Up to 5,000 Ugandans under the Uganda decentralised renewable energy sector lost employment during the two years of Covid-19 induced lockdown, a new report has revealed.

The report released by Power for All, an NGO advocating for a market based growth of decentralised renewable energy,  yesterday states the sector has seen a 15 percent reduction in its employment workforce in the last two years in the aftermath of the two Covid-19 lockdowns.

The report adds that Covid-19 led to a drastic reduction in the sale of Decentralised Renewable Energy  (DRE) technologies by nearly 20 percent, leading to the loss of more than 5,000 jobs.

Ms Kristina Skierka, the NGO’s chief executive officer, said all those involved in the energy sector and decision makers should use the report to design new strategies to address the current economic slowdown.