Load shedding. Two words that riddle peeve across Africans in the continent. Having to wake up to no electricity, or it cuts of in between your work time, sending an important email or cooking for your children.
Load shedding is all in the name of means to conserve power usage across countries – building ways to rationalise it across respective countries. However, our reliance to coal as an energy source is why we are at this stage, and African countries are taking a stand in finding feasible adaptable solutions.
We already informed you on Rwanda’s new stride, now Kenya, Zambia and Uganda are joined forces with the country to address East Africa’s crippling power deficit.
Hon. Joseph Njoroge, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Kenya, H.E. Hon Christopher Yaluma, Minister of Energy and Minerals, Zambia, H.E. Hon Minister James Musoni, Minister of Infrastructure, Rwanda and Maria Kiwanuka, Senior Advisor to H.E. The President and The President’s Office in Charge of Finance, Uganda are set to meet in Nairobi Kenya from 25-27 March to discuss the power sector and obtain means in building regional infrastructure. They will be joined by the private sector and key speakers from various organisations including the World Bank, African Development Bank, EEP, UMEME to name a few.
Discussions will primarily be about game-changing actions for the power sector but will move from best practices in overcoming financial obstacles to the critical role transmission must play in East Africa’s industrialization. What is important is for you the public to also have a say in this even, follow the hashtag #PoweringEastAfrica on twitter to view live discussions during the event – to ensure that such conferences formulate implementation strategies that will be implemented and will benefit all countries attended – and more importantly, its citizens.
For delegate information and speaker list visit www.powering-eastafrica.com