By Amos Fofung
Plans are right on course to electrify some 350 localities across Cameroon with solar energy. A ceremony to officially put in place the first phase of the decentralized solar system project to provide energy to 350 localities in Cameroon was launched recently in the East region by Cameroon’s Minister of Water and Energy, Gaston Eloundou Essomba.
Minister Gaston Eloundou Essomba was accompanied to the launching by the minister of public service and administrative reforms, Joseph Le. The governor of the East region, Gregoire Mvongo, and top elite like Michel Ange Anguing from Doumaintang among others were also present.
Unlike in the past, for the first time in this locality, based in the tropical forest of the Upper Nyong, there will be electricity all round the clock thanks to this first phase of the decentralised management system of the solar system project
Most of these communities have been suffering from energy blackouts while in some it shall be their very first time to have electricity in their homes.
Minister Gaston Eloundou also handed three new refrigerators to three health centres, didactic materials to schools and 250 solar lamps to the locality. It was a moment for the population to discover the new mobile money electronic system of bill payments. The event was an opportunity for the contracting company, Huawei, to show the new system of bills payment through the mobile money system. With this first phase already launched it is hoped that the second will take place in no distant future.