East Africa sees regional power links ready in 3 years

Power lines connecting the east African states of Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Ethiopia are expected to be completed within the next three years, helping improve supplies and power trading, a senior Kenyan official said on Thursday.

Power shortages are common across Africa and businesses often complain that poor or erratic supplies deter more investors and push up prices of local products, as many firms rely on costly generators.

Linking up national grids would provide a bigger pool of resources and mean one state can tap idle supplies in another.

Read more: East Africa sees regional power links ready in 3 years -official | Reuters

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