Africa accounts for only 6% of global energy demand

The AfDB has decried Africa’s lack of access to electricity and says it will keep increasing due to the COVID-19.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has revealed that Africa only accounts for just 6% of global energy demand. The Bank also stated that Africans without access to electricity will increase by 30 million in 2020 due to COVID-19.

He revealed that due to Covid-19, Africans without access to electricity would increase by 30 million citing that Africans make up 72% of people globally without electricity.

“Africa accounts for only six per cent of global energy demand, a little more than three per cent of electricity demand.

He added that Africa has the lowest per capita electricity consumption in the world citing 85kw hours per annum.



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