Public-private partnership in Mozambique in solar energy provides electricity to 2 million people

19 February 2019

The Mozambican government wants to provide access to electricity to around 2 million people through a public-private partnership to install solar panels in several districts of the country.


The scheme follows an agreement signed by the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy and multinational company Ignite, which “provides for the installation of residential solar energy systems in 300,000 houses.”


According to Portuguese news agency Lusa, the Mozambican government classifies the partnership as “a decisive breakthrough” in promoting the “Energy for All” programme, which aims to ensure universal access to electricity in the country by 2030.


Currently, of the approximately 29 million Mozambican population, it is estimated that only 8 million people have access to electricity from the national grid, which means the grid achieves just 28% coverage. (macauhub)