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EDM Adds 5B Meticals in Losses Due to Vandalisation and Energy Theft in 2023

EDM Adds 5B Meticals in Losses Due to Vandalisation and Energy Theft in 2023

The public company Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) recently revealed that in 2023, it totalled losses estimated at 5 billion meticais due to vandalisation of electrical infrastructure and energy theft.

“In 2023 alone, EDM recorded losses of around 5 billion Meticals, an amount that could have been used to connect more Mozambican families to the national electricity grid,” said the institution’s executive director, Noel Govene.

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Speaking during the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding between EDM and the Institute of Scholarships (IBE), he emphasised that the acts influence the delay in development and slow down the connection of energy in remote areas.

Meanwhile, with regard to the document that was initialled, Govene explained that it aims to ensure paid professional internships for recently graduated IBE students, both inside and outside the country, in the company’s areas of activity, with priority given to electrical engineering.

“This is a cooperation instrument that will also prioritise gender equality, in that the selection of technical-vocational students or graduates for training will pay special attention to the participation of women,” he added.

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The executive director said he expected active participation from both the IBE and the students in monitoring and reporting acts of vandalisation of electrical infrastructure and energy theft.

“As part of its social responsibility policy, EDM is committed to contributing to the well-being of Mozambicans, so the memorandum represents yet another example of the company’s commitment to solidarity causes, with a useful and necessary impact on the continuation of national electrification work,” he concluded.

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