Ezra halts planned power shutdown after government’s intervention
The country’s utility company, the Ezra Construction and Development Group has called off the recently planned power shutdown following last-minute intervention from the relevant authorities.
“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 Juba Electricity Distribution Company (JEDCO) said in a statement.
On Sunday, the company and its partners announced that it would shut down the country’s power plant after the government failed to act on fuel-related issues.
“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.”
“Following this latest intervention, the Juba Electricity Distribution Company (JEDCO) will NOT disrupt any of its services and will continue to provide all its customers with a safe and reliable electricity supply. The Government, Ezra and JEDCO assure all the citizens of South Sudan that they are dedicated to helping to develop the country to benefit all who live here.”