The challenges faced by the energy sector

The challenges faced by the energy sector include the following:

  • Low generation capacity to meet the increasing demand and low access to electricity
  • Inadequate institutional, legal and regulatory framework and human capacity
  • The challenge of ensuring efficient and safe use of oil products especially in the transport sector.
  • There is insufficient standardization and quality control of petroleum products and inadequate enforcement and uncoordinated safety measures
  • Biomass energy source remains dominant for cooking and other household uses hence this has resulted into deforestation in the country.
  • There are limited funds in the country for the development of the energy sector.
  • Inadequate local expertise to management the energy sector
  • The high costs of transports of imported oil products for the production of power.
  • Lack of awareness by both consumers and producers of the renewable energy.
  • There is low consumption of commercial energy as people still rely on wood fuel

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