By our reporter

UNBS Executive Director Dr. Ben Manyindo has revealed that findings from a verification exercise conducted by the standards making and enforcement body from June to December 2017 indicated that over 90 percent of the Umeme yaka power meters checked were defective.

The exercise involved checking 6500 meters installed at consumer premises.

Only 500 meters passed the compliance test, representing a paltry 7.6 percent with 6000, representing 92.4 percent flanking.

“Without our intervention, 6,000 electricity meters would have been in the market giving wrong measurements to the detriment of the consumers,” Dr. Manyindo said.