- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi last Thursday pledged that over 10 million households will have access to electricity in their homes for the first time by 2024 in the framework of the “Energy for All” Programme, intended to secure universal access to electrical power.
- The initiative has been spurred on by the abolition of new connection fees.
Nyusi reaffirmed the government’s commitment to achieve this goal at the inauguration of a power supply system in Macate district, in the central Mozambican province of Manica. This cost 238,000 US dollars disbursed by the government, and will benefit 250 households. Presently, 66 connections have been established.
“Six months ago, I announced the abolition of the electricity connection fee, a move intended to fast track new connections and hasten the achievement of universal access to energy. We are not only encouraged but enthusiastic with the results attained so far. About 500 new consumers are connected to the national grid, every day,” Nyusi said.
Since the elimination of the fee, Nyusi added, 115,317 households have been connected, while neighbourhoods and other public spaces have been illuminated, thus transforming the lives of many Mozambicans.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal