“The energy deficit can be a serious threat to the peace and stability of countries.” said Macky Sall, the Senegalese president at the 33rd session of the Orientation Committee of Heads of State and Government (HSGOC) of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). “When people pay dearly for electricity and continue to suffer repeated cuts, they only have the streets to express their anger, which becomes a serious threat to the peace, security and stability of the countries.” A he warned.
He therefore urged his peers to make energy access an absolute emergency for the continent. Despite having a large energy resource, sub-Saharan Africa is one of the most expensive and least accessible regions of the world. This energy crisis has also deepened and spread in recent years under the combined effects of increased demand, lack of maintenance of facilities and the deterioration of climatic conditions in these largely dependent countries. hydroelectric plants.
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