South Sudan Fourth Oil & Power conference kicks off today
South Sudan Oil & Power (SSOP), the nation’s energy conference, returns to Juba for its fourth edition, leading the future of investment and development in the country.
This year, for the first time, the event will be held in a hybrid format, with international speakers and delegates participating online alongside the local in-person event.
This year’s event focuses on “raising capital and innovative financing to build critical infrastructure and energy projects.”
Puot Kang, Minister of Petroleum had earlier briefed the president about the preparedness of the country for the conference.
President Salva Kiir is expected to deliver his keynote speech at the conference which will begin at 8AM – local time.
A decade after independence, South Sudan’s government has prioritized road-building, oil industry participation and power projects as means to stimulate the economy.
Added to political changes in 2020 and the holding of the 2018 peace settlement, these developments promise to make a huge impact on the lives and fortunes of South Sudan’s businesses and people.