The government has finally reached an agreement with Juba Electricity Distribution Company, JEDCO, over power shutdown.
Ministry of Energy and Dams said the power distributor would continue its operation despite the recent announcement to cut off the national capital light.
Juba Electricity Distribution Company, JEDCO announced to shut down the power supply on Tuesday until further notice.
The company in the statement said the South Sudan government has “not provided the foreign currency required to make long-overdue payments for the bulk energy” they get from Ezra Construction and Development Group.
Hon. Peter Marchalo, the Minister, said, “no shutdown will take place tomorrow.”
The Power distribution company JEDCO said it had reached an agreement with the government on Monday afternoon to keep the power flow.
“A last-minute solution has been found to stop plans by the Ezra Construction and Development Group to shut down the Juba power plant.”
The Government of the Republic of South Sudan has intervened, and all stakeholders are now urgently working together to make sure this drastic action never happens in the future, JEDCO stated.”
“Following this latest intervention, the Juba Electricity Distribution Company (JEDCO) will NOT disrupt its services and will continue to provide all its customers with a safe and reliable electricity supply.
The Government, Ezra, and JEDCO promised to dedicated on developing the country.
The JEDCO Company has connected nearly ten thousand households with over 200 government institutions and more than 3,500 businesses across Juba.