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The district of Abala now connected to the national electricity network

12 June 2019

Prime Minister Clément Mouamba presided, on June 12, 2019 in Abala, the official launching ceremony of the connection of this rural community to the national electricity network.

Being one of the development factors, bringing electricity throughout the national territory is a challenge the Head of State, Denis Sassou N’guesso.

The act performed by the Prime Minister by pressing the button symbolizing the connection of Abala to the Imboulou network was carried out in the presence of his collaborators, namely the Minister of Development, Territorial Equipment and public works, Jean Jacques Bouya; the Minister of Energy and Hydraulics, Serge Blaise Zoniaba and the Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy, Léon Juste Ibombo.  

Abandoned for ages, without perennial electrical energy, the inhabitants of the district of Abala can today enjoy the luxury of consuming, without interrupting this vital commodity without complex like the populations of the major cities of the country. A pattern of satisfaction to those people cheering and now savoring the benefits of electricity, with all the positive impacts. 

Welcoming the government delegation, the mayor of Abala, André Ondongo, expressed the joy of the populations of his rural community.

Launched on September 15, 2012, the project to electrify rural communities from the 33 KV interconnected network, was executed at over 53 kilometers, between Ollombo and Abala, by the Indian company Overseas Infrastructure Alliance (OIA).

The project, whose objective is to increase the access rate of populations to electricity in rural areas, consists of carrying out detailed preliminary studies and building power transmission lines, associated transformation substations and distribution networks.

The work executed at 90%, include the installation of one 630 KV transformer out of two envisaged, 906 poles, the construction of a high voltage overhead line connected from Ollomb and the drawing of a line of 117mm² Almelec cable over 54 kilometers. From these line, low-voltage feeder lines are drawn and connected to the old network over a distance of 1.200m out of the 4.800m envisaged with the aim of reaching a 6 km linear urban circuit.

In his speech, the Prime Minister, Clément Mouamba, thanking the people of Abala for the reception, informed the audience of the vision of the Head of State on Congo's modernization program while reminding them of the promise of president Denis Sassou Nguesso to not only electrify the locality of Abala, but also to build an access road to it.

As the delegated project manager, the Minister of development, territorial equipment and public works, Jean Jacques Bouya, presenting the technical characteristics of the project, however circumscribed the context in which it was executed.

The supervisory minister, Serge Blaise Zoniaba took the opportunity to advise consumers on the proper use of electricity, notably the creation of small production units giving rise to economic activities, before finally asking them to preserve this asset.

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