Puntland Energy Policy ‘Stresses’ Affordable Electricity

Puntland Energy Policy Garowe (PP News Desk) — One year ago Puntland State Government embarked on the formulation of an energy policy.

Puntland Ministry of Energy, Minerals and Water organised a meeting for energy stakeholders to discuss the current draft energy policy into whose formulation energy stakeholders and UNDP put remarkable efforts.

Musse Dualeh: Puntland has rich sources of energy worth exploiting.

Energy suppliers, LPG sellers, experts and representatives from consumers, the UNDP attended the meeting held yesterday in on Thursday. Participants discussed aspects of the energy policy with special attention to affordable electricity.

“Puntland boasts a rich source of electricity energy ranging from sea, wind and sun. Despite all those sources, electricity prices in Puntland are steep. Those sources are worth exploiting.” Musse Dualeh, a UNDP official said.

Guled Abshir Musse: Energy policy initiative is the first of its kind in Puntland.

“I am glad that we are here for consultations about Puntland Energy Policy. The process to formulate the policy has been going on for quite sometime. It is the first initiative to formulate an energy policy for Puntland. “ said Guled Abshir Musse, the Director of Puntland Energy Development Agency.

Ahmed Said Qalombi: We must make energy affordable for consumers.

Mr Ahmed Said Qalombi, the Deputy Minister for Energy, Minerals and Water commended stakeholders for the their role in developing a draft energy policy.

“Without an energy policy in place problems will arise. Given the steep electricity prices in Puntland we are obliged to make energy affordable for consumers in Puntland.” said Qalombi.

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