In Côte d’Ivoire, the last Council of Ministers authorized a loan of 62 million euros from the AfDB to finance rural electrification. A total of 1,338 localities will be electrified, lifting nearly 800,000 people out of obscurity and participating in the universal access target for 2025.

In Côte d’Ivoire, the government has just approved a loan of 62.3 million euros from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The funds will go to the benefit of phase 1 of the Project to strengthen the works of the electricity system and access to electricity (PROSER I).

The initiative aims to contribute to the extension of the national low voltage electricity grid. Its first phase will, upon completion, enable the electrification of 1,338 rural localities in 11 districts, as well as the securing of eleven energy transmission stations. 113,838 households or nearly 800,000 people will have access to electricity during the first part of this project.

The establishment of PROSER is part of the government’s ambitions to electrify all its citizens by 2025. In this context, it provided electricity to 3,452 localities between 2011 and 2020, compared to 879 localities electrified between 2001 and 2010 for comparison. The country currently has an electrification rate of 79.6%.


Source: Agence Ecofin