Togo: Major electricity project launched in Sokode, central region

Monday, 11 March 2024 17:34
Togo: Major electricity project launched in Sokode, central region

(Togo First) - Togo just launched a project to strengthen energy distribution capacity in the central region. The project aims to enhance access to electricity in major inland cities. 

Led by Mila Aziable, Minister Delegate for Energy, and her counterpart Foli-Bazai Katari for the environment, the initiative targets urban and peri-urban areas such as Dapaong, Kara, Sokodé, Atakpamé, Kpalimé, and Aného.

The project entails laying 34 km of 20 KV medium voltage network, constructing 61 MT/BT distribution substations, and installing 360 km of low-voltage (BT) network. 

About 10,000 new clients, including households and income-generating structures, will also be connected to the power grid within the first year after infrastructure construction. 

The Minister Delegate also inaugurated the Tinga Fund for the Central Region. This mechanism offers beneficiaries access to electricity with an initial payment of 1000 CFA francs, with the option to pay the balance over four to 10 years, depending on income level. 

The Tinga Fund aligns with the Togolese government's goal of achieving universal access to electricity by 2030, leveraging repayable grants to facilitate financial accessibility to this resource.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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