Highlighting the failures of the energy sector in Cameroon in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, FES webinar, 03 August 2020

The Friedrich Foundation raised during a webinar organized on August 3, 2020 the inadequacies of the energy sector observed in the face of the Covid-19 crisis in Cameroon.

According to data from the National Autonomous Union of Energy, Water and Mining Workers of Cameroon (SYNATEEC), more than 500 agents out of about 3,800 workers active at Eneo Cameroon SA, have been sent home for confinement leading to a drop in income for some and a total cessation of activities for others.

Also because of the crisis, the government of Cameroon has initiated a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. For pupils and students: the provision of online courses; For households: the limitation of public outings leading to an increase in energy consumption for food conservation and the use of household appliances; For workers in certain sectors: home office as far as possible.

These measures have reminded us once again that in this century, energy is at the heart of life, health, education and more generally development.  Renewable energies, again named during this webinar energies of proximity, were presented as a solution to the various energy problems in Cameroon.