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Ugandans can now acquire Liquefied Petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking on credit, as one of the latest innovations by players in the gas industry to encourage the gas as a fuel in Uganda through a local gas company Wana Energy Solutions (WES).
With this kind of innovation, those interested in using, register with their community development officers who in turn contact WES, before they can be availed with the whole package payable within six months.
The gas cylinders and their accessories are used as collateral in this case meaning that once a customer defaults, these can be sold so as to recover the money equivalent to the outstanding credit.
When one acquires the gas, they are required to pay 2000 shillings on daily basis for six months which will have amounted to 360,000 shillings, and there after become owners of the cylinders.
The managing director of WES, Dr.Emmy Wasirwa, is aimed at encouraging people to use gas to reduce costs incurred when purchasing charcoal in addition to protecting the environment and health of the households especially mothers and children.
“We realized that the initial costs of setting up and starting to use LPG are very high given the meager incomes of the population so we think this kind of innovation will encourage an average Ugandan to start using gas and save on the costs incurred on other commonly used fuels like charcoal, Electricity and firewood,” explained Wasirwa.
He further explained that in a survey WES carried out in the central districts of Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono, it was discovered that the largest percentage of the population had not embraced the use of gas for cooking due to the high initial costs when purchasing gas and its equipment for the first time.
He adds that’s the survey is a reflection of the statistics from the ministry of energy which estimates that only 0.01% of Ugandans use gas in their homes as fuel, an indication that margority of the population depends on the natural forests which are being depleted.
Wasirwa also called on the ministry of energy and mineral development to come up with deliberate campaigns and incentives to the public so as to encourage gas usage in Uganda.
“We in the sector are coming up with such innovations but these should be backed with the parent ministry so that together we can have more people using gas, which is now abundant in the country,” he added.
The energy week, that ended on Saturday was aimed at creating awareness of existing alternative sources of energy which include gas, solar, use of briquettes, energy saving stoves, among others.
WANA participated in the Energy Week organized by Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development at the National Theatre. The Exhibition was considered a success. The company offered loads of freebies to its customers which included electric kettles, sandwich makers, flat irons and many others. WANA believes that in order to improve access to energy to households it does not require one single approach. There is a need to diversify energy in the homes just in case we mean it to fight energy poverty in peoples homes. Our offers are still on and we request customers who wish to do likewise to come to our distribution center in Seguku off Entebbe Road or can reach us on 0777704397
Wana Solutions (U) Ltd (WANA) formed in 2008 is an indigenous One Stop Company registered in Uganda. Its business is in the Marketing and Distribution of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) business in all the six divisions of Kampala, suburban areas including Entebbe, Wakiso, Mityana and Mukono district urban and suburban centres with a view of expanding to other regions in the near future.
The Company is a major player in the LPG industry in Uganda with a capacity of 10MT storage tank and we are well centred to supply your LPG needs year around. WANA provides households and businesses with cooking energy from LPG through distribution of affordable cylinder LPGas ranging from 6kg to 1000kg, hosepipes, regulators and a range of cookers from 1 burner to four burners. Light commercial companies benefit from our bulk installations expertise. It is claimed that by switching to LPGas, households, and light commercial companies are able to reduce their energy bill by 15%.
This is because Wana provides households and businesses with a cost effective substitute to the current energy sources of (Paraffin, charcoal, firewood and electricity). Wana provides a door to door delivery of LPG cylinder and bulk installations to organised homesteads, and light commercial companies such as hotels, hostels, hospitals and schools.
Our customer base is ever growing
- Sheraton Hotel – Kampala
- Paragon Hospital – Bugolobi
- Newrest Uganda In-flight Services – Entebbe Airport
- Seven Seasons – Entebbe
- Mishmash Restaurant – Kampala
- FAZE3 Bar and Restaurant – Entebbe
- Kuka and Company – Kampala
- Mediterranean – Villa Kololo Hotel / Restaurant – Acacia Avenue
- Boys Holdings Hotel – Bugolobi
LPG is widely recognised as an efficient, readily available and affordable form of energy which has the capacity to replace the current methods of cooking and heating used in domestic and light commercial industries in Uganda.
The stakeholders can easily benefit from our brand (Wana energy Solutions Gas (WeSGas’) expertise of installation and distribution of LPGas. WeSGas provides a flexible basis for the development of high quality service provision. The coverage of WeSGas services includes:
- Distribution of LPG to people’s homes within the designated homes or estates
- Installation of bulk LPG Tanks
- Preparation of Service Level Agreements (SLA) between customers and WeSGas
- Collection of Revenues through the use of Smart IC Card Meters for bulk LPG users, especially estates
- Capacity Planning and Management of its services
- Running Helpdesks for emergency services
- Security Management of the installed tanks
- Disaster Recovery Planning for both bulk and cylinder customers
- And health and safety of her appliances
1.3. Company Website:
Uganda is a landlocked country and therefore all our petroleum products are imported. For these reason, WANA does not have full control on the petroleum price fluctuations for example landing costs, duty, exchange rate, and freight. These changes have advance effect on our end users. We shall endeavour to communicate to you applicable prices each time you wish to place an order. As always we ensure that our prices are competitive in the market. For our bulk consumers, we have also established a price stabilisation undertaking. This is discussed in details before contract of supply is signed.
1.5. Delivery Time:
We run a “Watchman” system where by the system detects the quantities of LPG in the bulk tank and informs you and immediately this information has to be relayed to the WANA so that we are able to supply Gas in 24hrs after notifying us.
WANA introduces transparency in its product sales, here attached is the price list. However customers who buy from outlets might find that the prices are quite different from the prices presented here. Customers who buy directly from WANA distribution points are the ones who can benefit from this service.
Equally if in doubt while at the distribution point please call us as we might be able to put you through the consumer protection point for your interests. Call WANA on 0701704397 / 0776704397 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
At Wana we offer different equipments and sizes.