Facts of the zone of Africa again published another rating list of the peoples of Africa. This time, they made up the TOP 10 African countries with good access to electricity.
In this list, Mauritius and Tunisia ranked first and second with 100% electricity reserves. Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and the Seychelles took 99.8%, 99.1% and 99% respectively.
No country in this list has access to electricity below 80%, like South Africa and Ghana, the countries ranked ninth and tenth have 84.3% and 84.2% tariffs for access to electricity.
See the first list below:
1. Mauritius (100%)
2. Tunisia (100%)
3. Egypt (99.8%)
4. Algeria (99.1%)
5. Morocco (99%)
6. Seychelles (99%)
7. Cape Verde (96.1%)
8. Gabon (90.7%)
9. Ghana (84.3%)
10. South Africa (84.2%).
Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that due to a lack of gas, weak transmission infrastructure and a lack of distribution capacity, electricity supply in Nigeria decreased from 3,993.65 megawatts to 3,608 megawatts.
According to a statement released by the office of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the energy sector has lost at least N2,162,000,000 due to development.
It was also gathered that Nigerians would begin to pay more for electricity consumption from January 2020 according to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
NERC sent the breakdown of the new directive to the 11 Distribution Company (DisCos) all over the nation in a statement by its chairman, Professor James Momoh, on Saturday, January 4.
The statement said this directive overshadows “other orders issued on the subject matter, and shall take effect from 1st January 2020 and shall have an effect on the issuance of a new Minor Review Order or an Extraordinary Tariff Review Order by the NERC.”
It revealed that the upward review of the tariff is based on data obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) with respect to the average monthly inflation rate of 11.3 % and the exchange rate of N309.97.