Kenya to import power from Ethiopia — Kibaki

March 3, 2012

KENYA has signed a power purchase deal with Ethiopia for the import of 400mw annually from the Addis government President Kibaki said on Thursday. He said the agreement is a good achievement that shows the interdependency of the two countries in the pursuit of the socio-economic development of their people. He cited limited infrastructural connectivity and low level of energy availability as some of the major challenges to the enhancement of trade between the two countries.

Speaking at a state banquet in honour of the visiting Ethiopian Premier Meles Zenawi at a Nairobi hotel, the President commended the Ethiopian Government for initiating hydro power generation projects beneficial to the region. On the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor, President Kibaki said the project recognises that good ports, roads and railway networks can unlock the huge untapped economic potential of the sub region. Full text