The development of the expansion of the Morupule B coal-fired power plant in Botswana has seen a delay. According to reports the delay was caused by the government not providing a sovereign guarantee application to Japan's Marubeni and South Korea's Posco Energy.
The two firms have demanded that the government of Botswana provide a $800-million guarantee to cover the Botswana Power Corporation's (BPC) insolvency risk, according to Reuters.
Sadique Kebonang, the Minister of Energy Security and Green Technologies who announced the news, said that the guarantee could not be granted until parliament returns in July.
The expansion was scheduled to start in January.