A solar energy plant was inaugurated on Thursday in Mvomeka'a, the birth place of the head of state, President Paul Biya. The ceremony was chaired by Hon.Basile Atangana Kouna, the Minister for Water and Energy. The center has 293 solar panels, 93 street lights, capable of producing 72 kilowatts of electricity daily. The total cost of the investment was estimated at 776 thousand US dollars, stationed in a village that has no factories or industries.
Minister Basile Atangana Kouna attempted an explanation on how solar plants work during his speech when he noted that "solar streetlights capture electricity during the day and accumulate in the battery. In the night, it released the energy that feeds the lamp over a period of up to 10 hours." A 2013 report revealed that only three million Cameroonians have access to electricity rocked by untimely power cuts causing investors to lose more than 25% of their turnovers. Faced with the energy crisis gripping the country for several years, the government has decided to build in many locations, solar power plants. Mvomeka'a, is the second place in the country after the university town of Soa, to be equipped with a solar power plant.