Mozambican electricity company invests over 464 million meticals to reach 70,000 customers

27 December 2006

Maputo, Mozambique, 27 Dec – Mozambican state electricity company, EDM plans to invest some 464 million meticals in 2007 to extend its network to 70,000 new customers, the chairman of the company, Manuel Cumbe said Tuesday in Maputo.

This year, EDM invested over 300 million meticals in creating 80,000 new supplies, exceeding the initial plan of 70,000 consumers for 2006, Cumbe said.

“2006 was a great year for EDM, as we invested in expanding the network and the services the company provides,” he noted.

According to Cumbe, the state electricity company would continue to make use of several international donations in 2007, in order to fulfil its objective of expanding the electricity distribution network.

Despite having one of the world’s largest hydroelectric dams, at Cahora Bassa, Mozambique has one of the weakest power supply networks, due to the 16 years in which the expansion process was suspended during the civil war which ended in 1992. (macauhub)