Ziria Tibalwa Waako appointed as new ERA CEO

Ziria Tibalwa Waako is the new chief executive of the Electricity Regulatory Authority, replacing Benon Mutambi who was appointed permanent secretary of the Internal Affairs ministry last year. Ms Waako has been acting CEO since last November.

Ms Waako is an engineer and was, until the appointment, director of the technical regulation department at the power regulator. Before her appointment to the position in 2012, she worked at the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Ltd and the defunct Uganda Electricity Board.

According to the statement announcing her appointment, the new chief executive has “23 years of work experience in the electricity sector, eight of which were at senior management positions.”

Ms Waako has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Makerere University.

The ERA regulates the “generation, transmission, sale, export, import and distribution of electrical energy in Uganda”