The Mozambican President said this Wednesday, 8 November, that at least 55 administrative posts have been electrified since 2020 in the country, as part of the presidential initiative “Energy for All”.
According to Filipe Nyusi, who was speaking moments after the inauguration of electricity grids at the Saua-Saua and Covo administrative posts, in Nampula province, in northern Mozambique, “the electrification programme for administrative posts, which began in 2020 at national level, is having very satisfactory and encouraging records”.
The head of state also said that in the last three years, more than 1.2 million Mozambicans have had access to electricity, bringing the country closer to the goal of universal access to energy.
“Our main objective is to ensure that we reach the target of universal access to electricity for all Mozambicans,” he said.
Mozambique has 416 administrative posts, 318 of which are connected to the National Electricity Grid, which represents a coverage rate of 76 per cent throughout Mozambique, according to Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM).
In August, the chairman of EDM, Marcelino Gildo, said that the company needed 138.1 million euros to complete the electrification of all administrative posts in Mozambique, an essential step towards the “great challenge” of universal access to energy.
The Mozambican government has set a target of 57 per cent of households having access to the electricity grid by the end of the year – with a forecast of 495,000 new connections – coverage guaranteed by the state-owned electricity company, which contrasts with 34 per cent at the end of 2019.