African Utility Week: Electrifying Africa

Power Africa is the initiative of US President Barack Obama to improve access to power in sub-Saharan Africa - and Africa Utilities Week will be held at CTICC 17 - 19 may to take this campaign forward.

Ojo Toyin, Senior Counsel at African Legal Support Facility, a partner with Power Africa, talks about the initiative.

The importance of this conference is it is an opportunity to network, for stakeholders in the power sector for investors, utilities and governments.

Ojo Toyin, Senior Counsel at African Legal Support Facility

Power Africa is an initiative driven by President Barack Obama to add 30 000 megawatts of cleaner energy to the continent.

There is a growing support for the initiative. The idea is to electrify Africa. And power is one of the key factors that determine economic growth in a country, and can stagnate growth without power.

Ojo Toyin, Senior Counsel at African Legal Support Facility

Toyin says there is an enormous deficit of power in Africa, and it is vital to get people on to the grid.


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