South Sudan fast-tracks bilateral agreements with Uganda and Ethiopia

South Sudan is planning to fast-track the implementation of bilateral agreements with its neighbouring countries – Uganda and Ethiopia – for transmitting power to its border areas for boosting economic recovery efforts. It has already reached an agreement with Uganda for connecting the former’s border towns of Kaya, Nimule and KajoKeji, and is now finalising a power purchase agreement (PPA) that will enable transmission of electricity from the 600 MW Karuma dam in Uganda. The transmission line will pass from Karuma (Uganda) to Nimule-Juba (South Sudan). The African Development Bank is funding the project’s feasibility study.