13/01/2019 (Brève 1257) La debacle financiere aux portes du Palais de l’Escale ? Les transferts d’armes interceptés par l’Ethiopie annoncaient-elles le conflit avec les Afars ?

03/11/05 (B322) Youpee ! La Banque mondiale vient au secours du pauvre Ali Guelleh, qui avait une fin de mois difficile !!! (Info lecteur – en anglais)

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Encore une petite subvention bienvenue pour Ali Guelleh, qui cumule les recettes exceptionnelles, depuis plusieurs années, mais qui n’investit rien (ou pas grand chose) pour assurer le confort des usagers (et surtout des futurs usagers, puisque 65 % env n’auraient pas accès à l’EDD) et qui augmente les tarifs de façon vertigineuse.

La seule question est de savoir combien il rétrocèdera à IOG ? Ca c’est le véritable secret non pas d’Etat, mais de Clan !

Mais rassurez-vous, bonnes gens, ni les Guelleh de tous poils, ni leurs associés, ne payent jamais leurs consommations d’électricité, ni les autres d’ailleurs (téléphone, eau, taxes locales, soins, …) et ils sont donc insensibles à des augmentations qui ne le touchent pas ….

Les Djiboutiens peuvent être heureux. Le crédit les engage pendant quarante années, mais ils bénéficient, grâce aux efforts remarquables de Guelleh, d’un délai de grâce de dix ans. Quand il faudra commencer à rembourser, le Clan aura disparu avec la Caisse, sans laisser de traces ni le moindre centime dans le tiroir de leur bureau.

Djiboutiennes, Djiboutiens : ce sont vos enfants qui rembourseront les dettes accumulées par près de trente années de dictature et de détournements massifs des aides internationales et des recettes locales.
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HUMOUR
(L’homme riche et tranquille)

Encore une petite subvention pour « my pocket ». Même avec ce que je rétrocéderai à Guelleh et à Paulette, il me restera quand même de quoi acheter mes cigarettes … De toutes les façons, l’électricité ne me coûte rien à moi et je ne suis concerné ni par l’augmentation du KW, ni par les délestages…

Djibouti:
World Bank Provides Assistance for Power Access and Diversification


/noticias.info/ WASHINGTON, November 2, 2005 – The World Bank yesterday approved a US$ 7 million Power Access and Diversification Project for the Republic of Djibouti.

This project aims to increase the access of underserved populations to electricity services, through priority investments; increase reliability of electricity services, through the development of alternative sources of production and targeted technical assistance; and improve efficiency of the electricity utility, through technical assistance.

« Poverty studies have shown a strong correlation between electricity access and poverty in Djibouti. Forty three percent of urban households do not have access to electricity, and 70% of these households are among the poor, » said Anna Bjerde, Task Team Leader. « We hope that this project will serve as a catalyst for additional financing and development support. »

Djibouti is characterized by having neither fossil resources nor hydroelectric potential. Such situation leads to a strong dependency on imported oil products (mostly imported from Saudi Arabia and Dubai), and to a high cost of energy. Both factors make access to modern energy particularly challenging, especially in rural areas and for the poor. Additionally, the power sector in Djibouti faces numerous and complex challenges many that are of structural and macro-economic nature, including the high wage bill, overstaffing and the high taxation on imported petroleum products.

Electricity access is almost non existent in rural areas, with the exception of a few small towns and of some villages that financed their own generators. A large majority (99.5%) of the urban population that has access to electricity uses it as their primary source for lighting. Though expensive, kerosene is commonly used for the other domestic needs (e.g. cooking).

Djibouti shows good potential for renewable energy development, especially in geothermal, solar and wind. While exploratory feasibility projects have been undertaken to various degrees of advancement, no operational use of these renewable sources has been made possible to this day and no viable short-term application has yet been assessed or presented.

The project includes three components:

(i) The expansion of electricity distribution covers investments for the extension of the distribution network of Djibouti Ville to reach a number of currently unserved public and residential neighborhoods of Balbala (including PK12), a large low-income area in the Westem outskirts of Djibouti Ville.

(ii) Introduction of a pilot wind farm near Arta, a small town west of Djibouti Ville that is connected to the capital city’s grid.

(iii)Technical assistance focusing on targeted studies aimed at enhancing sector reliability, efficiency and performance.

This project supports the Governments efforts to reduce the cost of electricity in Djibouti and contribute to the country’s overall economic growth. It supplements other Bank support in the power sector, where through the GEF, the Bank is currently assisting the Government in identifying the potential for larger scale development of its renewable energy sources and the potential for improved energy efficiency.

The credit, from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s concessionary lending arm, carries a 0.75 service fee, and has a 40 year maturity including a 10 year grace period.