Renewable energy may help Mozambique to overcome its energy deficit

5 May 2011

Cape Town, South Africa, 5 May – The Mozambican government plans to focus on renewable energy such as wind and solar energy to solve the energy deficit that the country is currently facing, Mozambique’s President, Armando Guebuza said in Cape Town, South Africa.

According to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias, Guebuza also said that the government was expanding the Cahora Bassa electricity grid, and noted investments that were underway to build the transmission line linking the provinces of Tete and Maputo.

“The lines we have in most of our districts do not cover all energy needs and it does not reach all areas and therefore for thus places we have to make use of wind and solar power,” the Mozambican president said.

In relation to Mozambique’s participation in the World Economic Forum for Africa, underway in Cape Town from 4 to 6 May, Guebuza said that it had been very positive because the event had covered issues that were of interest to his country, such as development and agriculture. (macauhub)