Somalia plans lower electricity costs signalling a further step to emerge from years of violence in which most state institutions and agencies were destroyed.

Somalia plans lower electricity costs as recovery project launched

Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre officially launched the Somali Electricity Sector Recovery Project (SESRP) on Wednesday, aiming at increasing access to affordable and reliable electricity to the Somali people, as well as re-establishing the electricity supply industry across Somalia. Somalia plans lower electricity, he Ministry of Energy and Water Resources will implement the project in partnership with the World Bank Group.

The energy portfolio’s Director-General Abdirizack Mohamed Muhumed, while explaining the strategic importance of the energy sector to the socio-economic development of the country, said Somalia wants to rebuild the economy by making power supply certain and affordable, Mr Ahmed Hussein Baraki, Somalia plans lower electricity, the Minister for Energy and Water Resources in the Jubaland State of Somalia, lauded the SESRP project and highlighted the need to lower the costs of electricity in Somalia so as to increase access and resiliency for the underprivileged communities throughout the country. He spoke on behalf of the energy ministers of all the five Federal Member States (FMS).

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