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Government and Partners Evaluate Electrification Programmes in Mozambique

Government and Partners Evaluate Electrification Programmes in Mozambique

The Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME) meets today (19) in Maputo with cooperation partners, led by Sweden and the African Development Bank (ADB), for the periodic assessment of electrification programmes in the country.

The meeting takes place before the start, in the coming months, of the second phase of the Energy for All Program (ProEnergia), which aims to allow more Mozambicans to have access to quality electricity.

According to the Government, for the start of the second phase of the Program, the procurement process is underway, in which all the tenders for the acquisition of materials and supervision have already been launched, being in the final stage the approval, by the financier, of the specifications for the works.

The information was given a few days ago in Marracuene district, Maputo province, by the project manager of Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), Sílvio Romeu, during a visit of the partners that finance the ProEnergia.

According to him, this initiative intends to increase the access to electricity for more families and companies at a national level, as a contribution to universal energy access in Mozambique until 2030.

The project supports the expansion of energy access to peri-urban and rural areas throughout the country, taking advantage of and expanding the existing national electricity grid and implementing mini-grids based on solar generation in areas not covered by the national grid.

Under the first phase of the initiative, 287.7 million dollars were mobilized, allowing for 304,000 connections in 2020, 390,000 in 2021 and 470,000 in 2022, increasing the energy access rate from the previous 35% in 2019 to 48% by the end of 2022.

For the second phase of ProEnergia, 376.8 million dollars have already been mobilized, which will impact the new 531,337 connections for 2023, 2024 and 2025.

Speaking at the end of the visit to evaluate the work done in the field, the partners guaranteed that they will continue to financially support the initiative, which this year alone has enabled 100,000 connections to be made.


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