Electricity Regulation: Morocco, DRC Sign Agreement to Strengthen Cooperation
Rabat – The National Electricity Regulatory Authority of Morocco (ANRE) and the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ARE) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) signed Friday in Rabat a cooperation agreement to promote the exchange and transfer of experience in electricity regulation.
InitialedE by AER president, Abdellatif Bardach, and his DRC counterpart, Louis Kahindo Boya-Bozene, the agreement focuses mainly on establishing the basis for cooperation between the two parties in the framework of their missions of regulation of the electricity sector.
The agreement was signed in the presence of members of the ANRE Board, DRC’s Ambassador in Rabat, Henri Mangaya Yange Mondowa, and head of the Coordination and Management Unit within the Ministry of Energy of the DRC, Maximilien Munga.
“Strengthened by an unwavering friendship,” Morocco and the DRC, share, today and more than ever, a common vision for establishing solid foundations for fruitful cooperation, Bardach told MAP on the sidelines of the signing ceremony.
According to the official, this mutual cooperation agreement reflects this shared ambition to “give a clear and concrete framework to this work and these efforts,” particularly in terms of regulatory mechanisms and management of the electricity sector.
For his part, DRC’s ambassador in Rabat said he was proud to attend the signing ceremony of this partnership agreement between the two countries’ regulatory authorities.
“We have a very important electricity gap and we need the regulatory bodies to be able to solve some of our energy problems,” Mangaya Yange Mondowa stated.
In a similar statement, Kahindo Boya-Bozene noted that the electricity sector has been liberalized in the DRC since 2014 with a new legal and institutional framework that opens its market to both public and private operators.