22 November 2012

Angola: Zaire Governor Acknowledges Shortage of Electrical Energy

M'banza Kongo — The governor of northern Zaire, José Joanes André, Thursday, here, recognised the shortage of electrical energy supply to the city of M'banza Kongo, capital of Zaire province.

Joanes André, who was speaking at the signing ceremony of the agreement with the national electricity company (ENE.EP), said M'banza Kongo has an energy demand of 12.5 megawatts, but receives only three megawatts, provided by generators.

The governor promised to reverse the current framework which considered the bleak, considering that energy was a factor for the development of any region.

According to him, the signing of a protocol with ENE.EP will provide greater capacity to the electricity sector in the region and has also announced that the local government will launch a public tender for the construction of new power stations in M'banza Kongo and in Kuimba under the emergency program.

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