Cabinet appoints new EDM Chairman
On Wednesday afternoon, the Prime Minister (PM), Carlos Agostinho do Rosário, swore in the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of EDM, Ali Sicola Impija.
At the ceremony, Do Rosario challenged the company helmsman to continue the reforms initiated by his predecessor, Mateus Magala, in order to make the institution more efficient and able to guarantee the expansion and improvement of the quality of energy provided to customers.
Access to energy for all by 2030 should, according to the PM, be the main focus of EDM, as it is the main building block for increased production and productivity.
Thus, in the words of the PM, EDM has the challenge of ensuring the electrification of administrative posts and localities.
“EDM is also required to increase the electrification of sites with agro-industrial potential, through the extension of the National Electricity Network,” he said.
The focus on infrastructure has not lagged behind the challenges posed by the PM. Do Rosario stated that EDM should strive to materialize structuring projects in the field of production and transportation of energy both for internal as well as external supply.
“The projects of the Mphanda Khuwa hydroelectric power stations, the Temane power station, the Vilanculo-Paputo transport line, the Caia-Nacala transport line, should receive special attention from the infrastructures for the production and transmission of electricity.” that along with these, the Company should give priority to interconnection projects at regional level.
The achievement of these goals, according to the PM, requires working together with all stakeholders in the sector and participatory management based on cohesion among the company’s employees.
“The efficiency of the service provided and the satisfaction of the public will serve as a thermometer in relation to the performance of the company, so we expect EDM’s new PCA together with its team and all the workers to work hard to improve the quality of energy provided to consumers, ” said.
At the time, the PM addressed words of appreciation to the outgoing PCA, Mateus Magala. “We hope that, given his knowledge and experience, Dr. Magala will continue to make his valuable contribution,” he said.
In turn, EDM’s PCA, speaking to the press, has ensured that it will continue the reform process. “Integrity, transparency, honesty will be the motto of all EDM employees,” he said.
Impija highlighted the procurement component as a priority, defending the idea of having a modern procurement.
To achieve the challenge of providing energy for all, PCA understands that the process involves the diversification of the energy matrix and development of transportation and distribution projects.