Project detail - UMEME LIMITED


Status: Approved investment
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Who is our customer

Umeme Limited is Uganda’s main electricity distribution company, servicing more than 860,000 customers. Umeme is a listed on the Uganda securities exchange and cross listed on the Nairobi securities exchange.

What is our funding objective?

The funding is part of a larger already ongoing investment program, which aims at the reduction of commercial and technical losses and increased collections. Furthermore, it covers the up-grading and expansion of Umeme’s distribution network. FMO will be acting as B-Lender behind the International Finance Corporation (IFC), who is part of the World Bank Group and an existing lender to Umeme.

Why do we fund this investment?

The investment program has the intention to lead to substantial development impact. The financing will help reduce distribution losses, increase collection rates, improve operational efficiency, altogether reducing the cost of electricity. The investment in a distribution company in a Low Income Country in Africa, has a very good fit with FMO’s energy strategy.

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Date Total FMO financing
12/9/2019 USD 10.00 MLN
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Website customer/investment
Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Services
Effective date
Total FMO financing
USD 13.00 MLN
Risk categorization on environmental and social impacts, A = high risk, B+ = medium high risk, B = medium risk, C = low risk Environmental & Social Category
(A, B+, B or C)