On Wednesday, 18th
July 2012 at EWSA Headquarter, the memorandum of agreement has been signed
between EWSA and GDC.
The Geothermal Development Company Ltd (GDC) which is a 100% state-owned
company, formed by the Government of Kenya as a Special Purpose Vehicle to fast
track the development of geothermal resources
with head office located at Taj Towers, Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya [hereafter
referred to as “the Consultant”].
According to Dr. Peter A. OMENDA the Managing Director of GDC, the GDC’s responsibilities will be scientific, well logging and testing, Drilling Program, Infrastructure
Support, Implementation of the Emergency response plan and environmental
issues, Supervision of Drilling Operations etc.
On his side, Yves Muyange the Director General of EWSA
noted that the
plan to accelerate geothermal development is based on previous studies which
show evidence of a viable geothermal resource in the western part of Rwanda.
The Goverment is committed to developing the geothermal resource
and has instituted additional geoscientific studies to reduce the risk of
drilling unproductive wells.