Northern districts of Mozambique to be linked to national electricity grid by the end of 2012

17 February 2012

Maputo, Mozambique, 17 Feb – Mozambican state electricity company, EDM by the end of 2011 had linked 43 of the 53 districts of northern Mozambique to the national electricity gird, said the northern regional director for EDM, Hermínio Abraão Lucas.

Speaking to Mozambican newspaper Notícias, Lucas said that this year the company planed to link up the final two districts in Nampula province, two more in Cabo Delgado province and six in Niassa province.

Lucas, who was analysing the company’s activities between 2004 and 2011, said the EDM, in terms of northern Mozambique had spent approximately 36 million meticals (US$1.3 million) on expanding its grid in order to provide electricity to its customers.

Lucas also said that vandalism of facilities and equipment in 2011 had cost EDM close to 6 million meticals in the whole of the northern region, in which Nampula province accounted for over half that amount due to illegal link ups to the network and stolen electrical materials. (macauhub)