In Mauritania, the Mauritanian Electricity Company (SOMELEC) has just announced a 20% drop in the electric tariff applied to consumers eligible for the social tariff, reports Senalioune . The implementation of this new measure is part of the “ Priority # 1” program initiated by President Mohamed Ould Cheick EL Ghazouani, the company said.
“The Mauritanian society Electricity is pleased to inform its valued customers a 20% discount on the share of electricity tariff came into effect from 1 st March 2020” announced SOMELEC in a press release.
The social tariff takes into account 173,426 customers depending on the company. A proportion which represents approximately 57% of subscribers.
Recall that Mauritania has an electrification rate of 42.9% according to the World Bank.
Source: Agence Ecofin