PM dares Total Tanzania to go rural as it clocks 50 years

Energy multinational companies such as Total Tanzania Limited should consider exploiting the rural market where the majority of small scale producers of commodities live in darkness with power access.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said in Dar es Salaam at a gala dinner hosted by Total Tanzania Limited to mark its 50th anniversary in the country: “While the government congratulates Total Tanzania for operating in the local market for 50 years, we would like to see your company extend its services and especially lighting to rural areas where the government has so far managed to supply power to 49 percent of the population against a target of 80 percent by the end of next year,”

President of Total Africa Marketing and Service, Stanislas Mittelman said the company is committed to serve local consumers for a long time and that’s why it has been investing heavily in oil and gas but also solar energy.

Source: IPP Media