Category: Africa Published on Tuesday, 17 July 2012 14:30 Written by Jacob Achiek Jok
According to the Director of Jonglei State Electricity Simon Reath, Jonglei State power station has been experiencing fuel shortages for the last six months, hence affecting operations.
“We have requested state authorities to take over the station by providing us with fuel for our generators,” said Reath.
He said his team will meet the Commissioner of Bor County together with some state officials to discuss modalities to resume operations at the station.
The revenue collected from the station will then be shared with the state government after an agreement is reached.
“Eighty percent of the revenue will be given to government and 20 percent will be for staff services”, he said.
Fuel prices in South Sudan have increased in recent months following the oil pipeline closure in January.