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62% of Cameroons have access to electricity (World Bank)

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28.11.2018 at 17:18
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Sixty-two percent of the population of Cameroon has access to electricity, according to a study by the World Bank (WB) contained in Eneo's 2017 Eneo Activity Report, electricity concessionaires in the country. "Electricity supply has changed slightly in the last three years, with 58.1% in 2015 , 60.1% in 2016 and 62% in 2017, "the APA report received Wednesday,

The number of concessionaires at the end of 2017 amounted to 1,184,372 customers, with 99,431 new families and businesses connected to the electricity network during the reporting period.

With a capacity of 1360 megawatts (MW), of which 998 for Eneo and 362 for other manufacturers, experts believe that the government's goal of allowing all Cameroons access to electricity by 2035 is a big challenge.

In this annual report, step by step, Joël Nana Kontchou, Eneo's CEO, stressed that "the quality of electrical service has improved with a significant level of investment, overall undisturbed energy and improved availability of manufacturing facilities."

However, he regretted that "disruption to the north did not reach the target level of service". In total, more than 35 billion CFA francs have been invested to improve the supply of electricity throughout Cameroon.

With an increase in demand of 4.8% per year, Eneo aims to provide its customers with affordable energy and reliable service quality, while driving it in Africa.

The subsidiary of the British investment group Actis Eneo has generated a turnover of 291.6 billion CFA francs for a gross operating surplus of 43,483.6 billion CFA francs.

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