REPORT OF THE MISSION TO COLLECT REGULATORY

REPORT OF THE MISSION TO COLLECT REGULATORY DATA ON THE ELECTRICITY SECTOR IN THE SOUTH WEST REGION.

CONTEXT AND JUSTIFICATION:
The General Manager of the Electricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL) led a delegation to Buea on May 6th 2013, to meet the Governor, regional delegates, Mayors, economic operators, representatives of consumer’s associations and other stakeholders in the electricity sector. The aim of this mission was to collect regulatory data, and gather grievances concerning the electricity sector in this region. The mission was planned at the time when the present electricity situation of the country is confronted with numerous problems like power outages and power rationing. The prevailing electricity condition has been of prime concern to all the stake holders of the electricity sector. That is why the General Manager of ARSEL embarked on this mission to get in touch with local realities and to gather first hand information from the authorities on how consumers are coping with the situations.

The purpose of this visit was to inform, listen, explain and advise consumers of electricity through the administrative authorities on the electricity crisis presently affecting the population of the South West Region. The visit therefore falls in line with the fact that, electricity is a major factor in the development of regional economy which the Head of State has inscribed in his greater accomplishment program through the setting up of structural projects.
Within the framework of this visit, ARSEL’s mission was based on the following issues;
1.    The importance of the electricity sector to the economy of the South West Cameroon;
2.    The overcoming of the prevailing electricity shortages that Cameroon is witnessing ;
3.    The revision of the concession contract ;
4.    The need to anticipate and find solutions to the energy problem in Cameroon; and
5.    The creation of regional branches of ARSEL.
In Buea, following the busy schedule of the Governor who was receiving the Chief of Cabinet
of the Presidency of the Republic,  ARSEL,s delegation was received by the Secretary
General of the South West Governor’s office in the presence of the regional delegate for
MINEE, the Government Delegate for the Limbe urban council and some stake holders of the
electricity sector.

     

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