Around 22 of the 30 million inhabitants do not have access to electricity, according to a United Nations report.
Mozambique is among the 20 countries with the greatest deficit in access to energy in the world, with around 22 of the 30 million inhabitants without electricity, indicates the United Nations (UN) in the 2023 Energy Progress Report.
“Mozambique has 22 million people without electricity,” says the organization, in a summary consulted this Thursday by Lusa, adding that the “lack of access to electricity should persist without investment in renewable sources.”
Mozambique, with some 30 million inhabitants, according to the latest population census, is one of the countries with the greatest deficit in access to energy along with Angola, with some 18 million people without electricity, according to the United Nations.
The UN suggests the use of renewable energy as a way to overcome the energy crisis, noting that Brazil is among the countries with the highest percentage of use of renewable sources (46%).
The 2023 Energy Progress Report indicates that around 675 million people live without electricity in the world, noting that “growing country debt and rising energy prices are worsening prospects for universal access to electricity ”.
For the UN, the situation conditions the fulfillment of the seventh Sustainable Development Goal (SDG, list of 17 goals led by the organization to improve living conditions around the world), which proposes access to electricity for all in 2030.