03 February, 2014 06:28:00
Reports indicate that Tanzania's energy infrastructure will require a new investment of almost $3 billion annually for the period of 10 years to meet its power supply demand.
The figure was revealed during the Powering Africa Tanzania symposium, a gathering that brings together key public and private sector energy stakeholders.
The African Development Bank's Chief of Power Engineer, Dr Babu Ram, says Tanzania has a massive infrastructure gap and it’s getting worse every day.
Dr. Ram believes that spending at the increased level would absorb just over 20% of the country's GDP. On average, African countries are spending only 40% on infrastructure.