With unclear government directives on whether solar service providers were an essential service, solar companies and their clients were left stranded. During the lockdown, many people were compelled to work remotely or their work stations were closed, which affected their operations and cash flows.
Development partner support has also been affected by corona virus, which brought many projects to a standstill and reduced demand for on-grid electricity.
With governments recognition of energy as critical for the realisation of Uganda’s Vision 2040 and the attainment of middle-income status (NDPII), off-grid solar energy becomes more essential today than ever before.
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