Togo: Energy Minister Expands on Ongoing Electricity Crisis

Tuesday, 28 May 2024 16:35
Togo: Energy Minister Expands on Ongoing Electricity Crisis

(Togo First) - Togo's Energy Minister, Mila Aziable, addressed the media in Lomé on May 25 regarding the current energy crisis and power supply issues. 

Aziable revealed the factors contributing to the crisis, including reduced electricity imports from Ghana due to maintenance work and decreased natural gas supply from Nigeria due to infrastructure repairs.

These, the official reported, have led to a significant reduction in electricity production and import capacity in Togo, resulting in unavoidable power outages. "We are experiencing an exceptional situation, marked by an energy supply deficit that has forced us to implement an electricity rationing plan," she stated.

The minister recommended various solutions to mitigate the crisis, such as diversifying energy sources, increasing domestic output, and optimizing consumption. These solutions, she claimed, should address the crisis’ effects in the short term and move Togo towards autonomy in the long term. "We are fully mobilized and doing everything in our power to quickly and sustainably resolve this situation," Mila Aziable said.

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