Mozambique’s electricity connections to the country’s power grid are now free of charge, in an ambitious move towards enabling electricity access for all its inhabitants.
Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi highlighted, while on official visits in the Zambézia province, that tariff-free connections are an important step to achieve the goals set up by Mozambique’s Energy for All Project (PROENERGIA), which aim to bring electricity to every household in the country by 2030.
“The existence of modern infrastructures in the energy sector is a determining factor in our national development strategy, as they incentivise agricultural activities and industrialisation, serving as the catalyst for other sectors in the economy, bearing immediate effect in job creation and therefore improving household income across the country”.
The Government, said Nyusi, is comitted to promoting energy access projects, through public and private investments, in order to ensure an additional energy output capacity of at least 600 MW, in line with the Government’s 5-Year plan.
Fulfiling the 5-Year plan would mean, in practical terms, that 10 million people in the country stand to be contemplated with new electricity connections for the very first time, an average of 2 million new connections per year.
“This year, we are proud to say that 350 thousand households have been illuminated so far, which is outstanding progress towards our goal”.