JUBA, South Sudan

South Sudan launched its first electricity grid and power distribution system Thursday, in the country’s capital Juba.

This is the first time the city will have electricity. The government and other private institutions are using their own generators.

President Salva Kiir said war is over and the focus now will be on development to deliver services to people.

“To my follow citizens, today marks the beginning of the new era: No more war. This is the time of development and services delivery to people,” Kiir said, while commissioning the plant.

He said electricity will eradicate pollution that

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