Visit by Mr. Dona Jean-Claude HOUSSOU, Benin's Minister of Energy, on the PRERA project sites led by IED

On Thursday, December 10, 2020, Benin's Energy Minister Dona Jean-Claude HOUSSOU, visited the works sites of the PRERA project:  the SBEE Network Restructuring and Extension Project in the municipality of Abomey-Calavi and 81 villages in the Atlantic department, which project IED is mastering the project management, as well as the monitoring of work and social intermediation, in order to allow access to electricity to about 800,000 beneficiaries.


This project, which started in 2017, aims to improve the availability and quality of electricity in the urban and peri-urban centres of the municipality of Abomey-Calavi and also in the rural communities of the Atlantic department.  

Mr. HOUSSOU, Minister of Energy, was thus able to assess project progression and :


Sarah HOLT, an expert consultant on social and economic issues for IED, presented to the Minister the social intermediation activities in the project : awareness/communication in the area of intervention, addressing and geo-referencing of the more than 30,000 potential customers, making available to eligible customers a solution to pay their connection costs to the SBEE network by mobile money, etc.


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