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Benin says it will soon be energy self-sufficient

Benin will soon achieve energy autonomy, President Patrice Talon reassured on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 in the National Assembly.

Patrice Talon
President Patrice Talon of Benin

“As I speak to you, our country produces by itself, half of our current needs and will be completely self-sufficient within 18 months,” he said in his address on the state of the nation.

During this constitutional exercise, the Beninese president pointed out that “the quality and stability of the electricity supplied at present leaves much to be desired because of the undersized and outdated distribution network.

“This situation, which is very detrimental for the few of us who have power connection, but it will soon be forgotten in view of the investments underway.” 

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