Southern Africa: Botswana tackles deficit, Namibia plans for future

Issue 294 - 13 Feb 2015
As energy imports dry up, Namibia is hopeful that short-term measures will help keep the lights on until the bigger Baynes and Kudu schemes can be realised. Botswana is having a harder time of it, with criticism of the government’s slow response to the looming supply crunch and a series of problems at the key Morupule B plant. The Gaborone government has maintained the subsidy paid to Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) in the 2015 budget, saying the continued underperformance of the electricity sector was a major concern.

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