Due to a lack of operational resources, the country’s public utility company, the Ezra Group, has announced a complete blackout in the capital, Juba, from Tuesday until further notice.
“Ezra Construction and Development Group (ECDG) is hereby writing to your office to notify you that the EZRA power plant is due to shut-down on 12th January 2021,” the utility firm notified members of the public on Sunday.
The company explained that it had informed the relevant authorities of the possibility of power outages, as the electricity was running on low fuel, but their advice fell on deaf ears.
“In reference to several communications with the different stake holders and lastly a letter dated 05th January 2021 addressed to the Hon Minister of Energy and Dams in which you were provided a copy, we stated that we were experiencing a low-run of fuel which would allow plant operation for utmost 5 days,” the company said.
Ezra regrets that had the Ministry of Energy and Dams acted in timely manner, the power outages would have been avoided.
“It is unfortunate that there has been no action taken to deter the above occurrences and therefore the Plant will shut down effective the above stated date until further notice. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.”