Kikot-Mbebe Hydro Power Company Gets New Director General


The new Director General of the Kikot-Mbebe Hydro Power Company (KHPC), Christophe Avognon, is set to begin work.

He was installed this 28th May 2024 by the Minister of Water Resources and Energy, Gaston Eloundou Essomba at the end of the sixth session of the Board of Directors of the company.

In the presence of the Board Chair, Tom Ahmat, the Minister instructed the new Director General to make sure the project unfolds as planned and is delivered on time in 2030.

The French national, steps into the shoes of his compatriot, Marlene Biessey who was Director General of the company from September 2023 when the project became a company. She had however been the head of the project since its start.

About the Kikot-Mbebe Hydro Power Company

The company is a joint venture between the Government of Cameroon and the Electricité de France (EDF) group.

It aims at the construction and operationalisation of the 500 MW Kikot Dam in the Centre Region.

The hydroelectric project also includes the construction of a 400 kv high-voltage transmission line.

As the new Director General, Christophe Avognon has the task of mobilizing funds for the project and beginning construction work by 2025 so as to meet up with the previewed timeline for delivery, 2030.

Eleanor Ayuketah Ngochi

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