Tanzania Launches National Sustainable Energy Initiative

Tanzania Launches National Sustainable Energy Initiative

Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Mining launched the Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) action agenda and investment prospectus to be achieved by 2030, initiative’s official website, Sustainable Energy for All, announced. In collaboration with the UNDP, the initiative aims at achieving universal energy access, improving energy efficiency, and implementing power projects through which renewable energy would be used.

Minister for Energy and Minerals, Sospeter Muhongo, underscored the importance of focusing on energy supply to the population as a priority to global supply. He explained that the Tanzanian population is rapidly increasing and will hit 87.6m by 2030 from a current population of 45m.

AllAfrica informed that Muhongo highlighted the climate change issue as the Tanzanian government has carried the agenda to meet global demands with respect to minimizing greenhouse gases. To achieve this, the minister said that the country would focus on natural gas, coal, and hydro power as its main sources of energy.

The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Country Director, Tonia Kandiero, praised the initiative and announced that the African bank would offer technical support for the ministry to achieve the target of the initiative.


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