On April 28th, 2020, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development issued the Electricity (Establishment and Management of the Rural Electrification Fund) Instrument, S.I. No. 62 of 2020 revoking the Electricity (Establishment and Management of the Rural Electrification Fund) Instrument, S.I. No. 75 of 2001. The new Instrument was published in the Uganda Gazette on April 30th, 2020. The Instrument, among others, provides for the continuity of the Rural Electrification Fund, the Rural Electrification Board, and the Rural Electrification Agency.
On May 12th, 2020, the Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL), a public interest organization in collaboration with other stakeholders applied for judicial review of the new Statutory Instrument under Miscellaneous Cause No. 91 of 2020, following robust research conducted by the Organization. The Application sought to challenge the legality of the process of making and passing S.I No. 62 of 2020, and the scope of the powers exercised by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development in making the provisions of S.I. 62 of 2020.