Cameroon to get investment to improve electrical infrastructure
16 September 2010
Electricity networks in Cameroon are set to be improved thanks to investment from the African Development Bank (AfDB).
The total cost of the project is being put at $80 million (£51.5 million) and it will see 423 localities connected to the grid that had not previously been attached.
According to the AfDB: "Like in most African countries, Cameroon's energy sector is facing both structural and technical difficulties which have drawn the attention of the government and that of the country's development partners."
The need for effective infrastructure cannot be underestimated and it remarked without it, the region will not be able to become economically competitive.
Those in power want to increase the electrification rates in the country to over 48 per cent by 2020.
As a result, these measures need to be completed to strengthen the existing network's technical performance.
The announcement comes after Dr Janice Golding, writing in Business Day, noted Africa needs to embrace environmentalism.