80% of Ivorians will have access to electricity at the end of the current year according to government forecasts. This will mainly be possible thanks to the Electricity for All program which has already enabled 290,000 households to be connected to the national electricity network from $ 1.71.

Côte d’Ivoire aims to reach an electrification rate of 80% by 2020, according to its Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energies, Abdourahmane Cissé (photo). He said this when launching works to extend the electricity network to serve 5,000 people in the city of Adzopé.

The country currently has an electrification rate of 73%. To achieve this objective, the country will rely, among other things, on its “Electricity for All (PEPT)” program which aims to provide electricity to 400,000 homes between 2019 and 2020.

In this context, adjustments have been made in the payment of connection costs. Thus, the populations pay a lump sum of 1,000 FCFA ($ 1.71) to obtain connection to the electricity network. The balance of 150,000 FCFA ($ 256) is paid in installments over 10 years. Between January 2019 and May 2020, 290,000 households had access to electricity through this program.

 

Source: Agence Ecofin

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