Power sector transformation — reality or myth?

Given the interdependence of overall economic output to the provision of energy, it was no surprise that the power sector’s transformation weighed in heavily on the development agenda of the incumbent government. With the country now in an election year, a critical analysis of the government’s performance in a sector which it claims is a cornerstone of its successful governance is warranted.

The government may be given fair credit for its performance in terms of enhancement in overall power generation and transmission infrastructure. However major failures within power distribution and overall management of sectors operations and liquidity mean that the sector’s outlook, albeit better than when this government took over, remains gloomy.

Published in The Express Tribune, 25th March, 2018