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Cameroon: Minister Essomba Blames Surging Power Outage on Increasing Population
Category :- Society Author :- N Gelmin S 
Posted on April 7, 2021, 8:18 am
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Despite the availability of large water bodies flowing at high volume good enough for the generating quality electricity, the issue of power outage remains a vital point of concern in Cameroon.

Many villages are yet to see the color of electrical power, meanwhile towns and cities increasingly suffer blackouts across the country.

the Minister of Water and Energy, Gaston Eloundou Essomba

This has been raising rumors of a nationwide protest against Cameroon’s lone energy supply company, ENEO Cameroon. Meanwhile the company has been struggling to implement rolling blackouts to mitigate the complete fall of the Nation’s grid.

In response to this, the Minister of Water and Energy, Gaston Eloundou Essomba during a press conference held in the political capital, Yaounde on Thursday April 1st 2021 advanced that the surging shortage in electricity is due to the increasing population across the country.

The Minister holds that the growing population is exceeding the available electrical material needed to meet the needs of all.

“Beacuase of population growth, some electricity transmission and distribution equipment are now overloaded,” the Minister said.


The population is diverting to alternative sources of electricity like the installation of imported solar panels that is gaining grounds in remote areas across the country.

Many have been critical about this. Instead of investing in its natural water sector to develop befitting electricity sources, the country has recently been projecting huge investments in renewable energy, mostly from China.

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