Senegal: 2,300 localities have been electrified in 5 years

Boubacar Diallo

In Senegal, 2,300 localities were electrified between 2012 and 2018, according to Baba Diallo, the director general of the Senegalese Rural Electrification Agency (ASER).

“In 2012, the country’s electrification rate was 24%, representing 1,640 electrified localities. Today, thanks to the efforts made by the State, we have been able to electrify 2,300 additional localities. ”

An advancement that brings the total number of electrified localities in the country to more than 3,900.

Thanks to the National Emergency Rural Electrification Program (PNUER) financed largely by the Senegalese government, the rate of rural electrification has improved significantly. It went from 24% in 2012 to 43% in 2017.

“These results have been achieved thanks to the electrification works that can be assimilated to highways of electricity that we have been able to achieve in the north of the country, particularly in Keur Momar Sarr commune, in the Louga region.” said Diallo.

Agence Ecofin

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