Kenyan based oil distributor Dalbit Petroleum has landed two high income tenders worth Sh796.79 million to suppluy jet fuel to United Nations stations in northern Uganda and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The fuel will be supplied to the World Food Programme (WFP) planes stationed at Gulu and Goma International Airport in Uganda and DRC respectively according to the firm’s Juba based division.
“Dalbit Petroleum has secured the contract to supply WFP in Gulu and Goma as this works well with our commitment to fuelling regional growth across the social and economic development fronts,” said John Paul Ogondi; the Business Manager at Dalbit International South Sudan in a statement.
As stated in the Company’s statement, The Ugandan oil deal is valued at Sh685.85 million ($6.8 million) whereas the DRC one is priced at Sh110.95 million ($1.1 million),
The oil firm consequently revealed that it had already constructed an oil depot with a capacity of 720,000 litres of jet oil in Ugand’s Gulu airport and it was finalizing the construction of two other oil reserves of unknown capacity at Goma airport in DRC in preparation for the projects.
For more than 50 years, the World Food Programme (WFP) has provided emergency food assistance, often in conflict, post-conflict or disaster situations. To this day, the UN affiliate continues to assist millions of people displaced, rendered homeless or deprived of basic resources by cataclysmic events.
Dalbit Petroleum is associated with business magnate Humphrey Kariuki who has assets in other established businesses such as UK registered power developer Great Lakes Africa Energy (GLAE) , The Hub Shopping mall and alcohol manufacturer Africa Spirits Limited (ASL).