The Republic of Uganda will soon extend its power supply to her neighboring War-torn South Sudan, said South Sudan’s Minister of Energy and Dams, Dr. Dhieu Mathok.
The Country’s Ministry of Energy and Dams has been struggling to electrify the Country, especially the capital Juba. The government institutions and most businesses and companies often depend on their own generators.
Mathok said the expectation of Ugandan electricity was a requirement in the regional economic bloc-East African Community(EAC.)
“One of its conditions is that they (member states) must have to be actually connected electrically, and they have to establish something called the East Africa power pool.”
“If you have surplus in your country and you want to sell your electricity to East African members, then you send through transmission,” said Mathok adding that the power from Uganda would mainly supply the border towns of Nimule, Kaya and Kajo-keji.
South Sudan is one biggest of Africa’s exporter of oil to the international market but her Electricity Corporation is struggling with massive fuel generators that occasionally break down or run short of diesel.
The oil and power conference 2018 concluded last week with major foreign companies inking new deals to explore the country’s oil sector.