Maputo – Mozambique’s state-owned electricity company EDM on Friday began replacing obsolete cables and pylons for around seven kilometers in the inner Maputo district of Malhangalene, with the aim of improving the quality of the electricity supplied to consumers.
EDM’s customer service director in the municipal district of KaMpfumo, Eduardo Magaia, said the campaign is budgeted at eight million meticais (approximately US $ 126,000) and will consist of a complete replacement of low voltage cables and pylons. metal, by insulated cables and concrete. pylons.
He added that after the intervention, scheduled to last two months, 3,700 consumers will then benefit from better quality electricity. “The big advantage that consumers will have is better quality without the current frequent blackouts, because the network is obsolete.”
EDM was forced to intervene constantly in Malhangalene whenever there was a power outage, but Magaia was confident that once the ongoing work was completed, the situation would definitely improve. Similar work will be undertaken in other areas of the municipal district.
Magaia also said that EDM is replacing current electricity meters with more modern equipment to monitor consumers’ electricity use, with the aim of reducing frequent thefts of electricity that cause huge losses to consumers. the company.