ETHIOPIA’s 67.1 million citizens (77% of the total 87 million populations) do not have access to electricity, a new research by the International Energy Agency reveals.
Ethiopia is one of the six African countries that have chosen to be part of the United States’ Power Africa Initiative.
Approximately 230 million people from these six countries namely Ethiopia (67.1m), Liberia (3.9m), Tanzania (38.5m), Nigeria (79.4m), Kenya (33.5m) and Ghana (9.6m), do not have access to electricity meaning that there is often no electricity to power lights to study or to work at night. It also means no access to safer electric cooking and heating, powered health centers, or electricity to run a business.
Each of the six countries has extremely low access rates — especially Ethiopia, Liberia, Tanzania and Kenya, where less than 25% of the people have electrical power.
This puts only 23% of Ethiopia’s 87 million citizens to have access to electricity.