The population, beneficiary of the Nsem Solar Thermal plant has expressed gratitude to the Head of State Paul Biya for responding to one of their most basic needs.
The Nsem solar thermal plant expected to cover 166 localities in the Centre region was inaugurated on Friday 24th August 2018 by the Minister of Water Resources and Energy Gaston Eloundou Essomba.
The mayor of the Nsem municipality, Dona Benjamin, speaking on behalf of the population described the project as a corner stone to the economic and social development of the beneficiary communities.
“I am a very proud Mayor today because the whole of my municipality is going to be electrified. This means an increase in economic activities for us. I will like to thank the Head of State, Paul Biya for choosing my municipality to launch such a project and we are always ready for more of such initiatives.”
The choice of electricity through Solar Thermal Energy which is relatively cheap compared to conventional electricity supply is an added advantage which the population saluted.
A kilo Watt of the Solar Thermal energy for example is valued at 100 CFA francs compared to the 350 francs per kilo watt for conventional electricity.
The Nsem Sub-divisional office and other administrative units are already connected to the system while the process of transportation and distribution to all 166 localities has begun.
During the official launch, the Minister of Water Resources and Energy was accompanied by the Minister of Sport and Physical Education Bidoung Mkwatt, an elite of the Upper Sanaga Division.
The two cabinet members offered electrical appliances to the Nsem Health District Hospital and other administrative units to facilitate energy consumption.
Bruno Ndonwie Funwie