Total production is 170,000-172,000 barrels per day, South Sudanese under-secretary for the Ministry of Petroleum Awow Daniel Chuang said.
The carrier should instead continue expanding and fill a gap created after rivals Air Mauritius Ltd. and South African Airways were placed under administration, according to the letter.
The ban means that at least 35,000 tonnes of sugar exports from Uganda will be locked out of Kenya, which is expected to increase Uganda’s stockpile according to Daily Monitor newspaper.
The coronavirus crisis has hit the global aviation industry hard, with African carriers alone expected to lose $6 billion this year in revenue.
Rwenzori now produces around 5% of Uganda’s annual output, and the beans are mostly substandard.
It said the east African country’s economy would also be hurt by a decline in export demand, supply chain disruptions for domestic manufacturers and weak domestic consumption.