©Afreepress-(Lomé, 07th march 2018)- The President of the Republic, Faure Gnassingbé, has on Tuesday 06th March 2018 inaugurated a small new photovoltaic power plant in Oti district (the Savana Region). It was during a solemn ceremony at which lots of the State personalities and cabinet members such as the Minister of Grassroot Development, Mme Victoire Tomégah-Dogbé, that of Mine and Power, M. Marc Ably-Bidamon, the former National Assembly Chairman, Fambaré Wattara Natchaba as well as the administrative and traditional authorities of the region took part.
The new power plant inaugurated by the President has a capacity of 100Kwc and is endowed with a low tension (LT) dispatching network of 8 km equipped with 80 public street lamps and with connection power breaks for the clients.
It is finance to the level of 2 billions cfa.
As for the Minister of Mines and Power the building of this power plant fits the government ambition to raise the rural electrification rate to 40% up to 2022.
The project has been achieved thanks to the financial support of the West African Economic Monetary Union (WAEMU). It is within the feamework of the Regional Development and Renewable Powers and of Power Efficiency(RDRPPE).
Komlan AGBOSSOUMONDÉ (Translator)