On December 1st, the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy and cooperation partners, together with ALER and AMER, signed in Maputo the "Energy Compact Africa-Mozambique", an initiative to promote the expansion of the domestic solar market in Africa and help achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals - universal access to energy.
Only 27 per cent of Mozambicans have access to electricity, the majority living in urban areas. The Compact was signed as a way of expanding access to electricity to more Mozambicans, especially to those living in rural areas, through low cost solar solutions.
The agreement was signed by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Mozambique, Leticia Klemens, and representatives of the United States Agency for International Development, the African Development Bank, the European Union, cooperation agencies from Germany, Italy and the USA, the governments of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, and by ALER represented by its Vice-President, Miquelina Menezes.
This agreement is part of the "Compact Energy Africa" initiative, launched on 22 October 2015 in London by British and African leaders, under which a Memorandum of Understanding had already been signed in the beginning of 2016 with the Government of Mozambique.
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