Terrorism, which kills, destroys and causes thousands of displaced people in Cabo Delgado province, has already caused the public company Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) an estimated loss of about 240 million of Meticais. The data was made public by the President of the Administrative Council (PCA) of EDM, Marcelino Gildo, during a visit made last week to the areas liberated by the joint force between Mozambique, Rwanda and the Southern African Community (SADC). According to Gildo, the value results mainly from the lack of billing of the company’s 25,000 customers, who were left without electricity after the destruction of EDM equipment, in the districts of Nangade, Muidumbe, Palma and Mueda. However, with the recovery of these districts by the State, the EDM PCA said that actions are taking place on the ground for the replacement of electricity. Indeed, the manager stated that the company has already replaced energy in the Mueda district. “With this field visit, we are more optimistic about restoring power to the remaining districts. As soon as the areas were available for access, we carried out a very detailed survey and already moved the teams, so we were able to replace them in Mueda in a short time. At the moment, we have teams making the replacement of the Nangade line, which is expected to finish in two weeks”, said the EDM CEO. For the emergency replacement of the system in the districts, the public electricity company expects to spend about 11 million USD. “Then we will do a definitive replacement which will naturally require another investment. For example, the replacement of the Ouasse substation will need around USD 10 million,” added the EDM PCA. With a view to restoring energy in those districts, the company says it has its own resources and financial partners, such as the World Bank, which in the context of the emergency, in Cabo Delgado, has already provided 100 million USD, part of which to rebuild the infrastructure. electrical structure. (E.C.) Source: Carta de Moçambique

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