6/1/2017 | Energy and Environment

The Galp Foundation takes solar electricity to rural communities in Mozambique

The Galp Foundation, the Mozambican Energy Fund (FUNAE) and Galp will develop a social electrification project using solar photovoltaic systems in schools, health centres and communities in the provinces of Maputo, Sofala, Manica and Cabo Delgado.

On May 30, a protocol of partnership between these entities, represented by Paula Amorim, chairwoman of the Galp Foundation’s board of directors, Carlos Gomes da Silva, chairman of the Galp executive board, and António Osvaldo Saíde, chairman of the board of FUNAE, was signed. This project will be developed within two years, with an overall investment of € 600,000 (about 40 million meticais), funded by the Galp Foundation.

The Galp Foundation has been developing this project since 2016, having been chosen from more than a hundred projects submitted by interested entities and meeting the eligibility criteria. The promotion of rural electrification through the use of natural resources is one of the vectors defined by the Government of Mozambique as strategic and a priority for the country's economic and social development.