African Development Bank to reach 29.3 million Africans with electricity by 2020

In line with its High 5 development priorities and, in particular, its agenda to Light up and power Africa, the African Development Bank plans to reach 29.3 million people in African with electricity by 2020.

The President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, made this disclosure at the High Level Event on “New Way of Working: From Vision to Action-National, Regional and Global Dimensions” at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday.

President Adesina said the Bank’s support last year alone provided 3.8 million Africans with access to electricity.

With adequate financing, the AfDB expects to reach 29.3 million people with access to electricity between 2018 and 2020.