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The Cameroonian government is inaugurating two drinking water supply systems in the southern region. The installations are equipped with hybrid solar mini-power stations with batteries for electricity storage and generators.
This project is itself backed by the project to electrify 1,000 localities in rural areas using solar energy, which the government, through the REA, has been conducting for several years, in partnership with the Chinese Huawei. In concrete terms, it is for the REA to provide MTN with solar energy to enable the power supply of telecom infrastructure
Among the incentives, which went into effect late last year, are a 10-year elimination of several taxes, including stamp duty, on equipment used to build renewable energy projects. The country earlier reduced customs duties on imported renewable products.
As part of the Innovation for Adaptation to Climate Change (INNOVACC) project, a call for applications has been launched for doctoral students from universities in Cameroon. The five candidates selected by the initiative in May 2022 will conduct research on climate-related issues in the northern part of this Central African country.
To be implemented in five countries including Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria, Morocco, and Botswana, the GermanWatch-supported project will ensure a move towards renewable energy is inclusive and people-centred. But there is a danger that the big shift from fossil fuel could still be controlled by the big conglomerate, leaving the poor behind.
The Guard-Africa Initiative will catalyse conversations towards the accelerating implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Niger, Cameroon, Zambia, Botswana, Morocco, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Gabon.

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