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Addis Ababa, May 17, 2019 (FBC) –The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy said it has introduced power rationing until July 7, 2019 due to shortage of supply.

Dr Engineer Seleshi Getahun, Minister of Water, Irrigation, and Energy told journalists today that lack of sufficient water at power dams is the cause of power cuts at the national level.

Due to supply shortage, power rationing will be introduced until July 7, 2019, he said.

Lack of sufficient water at the dams resulted in 400-1,000mw power deficit.

In order to fill the supply gap, the country suspended power sale to Sudan while reducing supply to Djibouti by 50%, he said.