ENGIE Energy Access (Africa) signs a partnership with the Ministry of Energy in Gabon to electrify offgrid households across the country through the sales and distribution of high-quality solar home system kits. More than 40,000 households are expected to benefit from this partnership over the next five years, resulting in over 200,000 lives impacted.
As stated by the Minister of Energy, Mr Alain-Claude BILIE-BY-NZE. improving access to electricity in rural communities is a priority for the Government and this partnership will contribute to the acceleration of the country’s electrification ambitions. The project will benefit the communities in the areas of education, healthcare, small-scale business, entrepreneurship and much more. The social impact can also not be overlooked, as women will be the beneficiaries of more than a third of the resulting employment opportunities. The pilot phase of the project will start next month in April.