Afreximbank to Money EUR56M Cameroonian Solar Initiative
- Pan-African banks the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has actually devoted EUR56 million in the direction of a rural electrification initiative in Cameroon.
The funding will make it possible for the building of approximately 87 off-grid solar photovoltaic systems across 200 areas in the nation, impressive 1,000 regions with clean power. The funding bundle was authorized by Georges Elombi, Executive Vice President of Afreximbank and also Alamine Ousmane Mey, Cameroon's Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development.
The package intends to deal with the disparities between urban and rural electrification, which presently stands at 65% and also 25%, respectively.
The funding forms part of a broader electrification initiative launched by Chinese modern technology company Huawei in 2016, which to day has offered access to power to over 26,000 houses throughout 350 villages in the nation.
Representing the third phase of the project, the Afreximbank-financed initiative will bring not just enhance access to power however help diversify the nation's energy mix.