The Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation in partnership with the National Committee for Technology Development (CNDT) has organised a two-day sensitisation workshop to discuss on measures of reducing energy waste in public buildings. The meeting which took place from 1st to 2nd September 2015 in Yaounde brought together experts from the electricity sector and representatives of Government Ministries and small and medium-size enterprises. The participants proposed methods to curb electricity waste as the country seeks better ways of inclusive energy by 2035.
The experts called on users of public buildings to adopt cost-cutting measures including turning off electrical appliances like computers, air conditioners and lighting systems when not in use. A facilitator at the meeting and Head of Department of Renewable Energy at the Sahel Institute of the University of Maroua, Dr Noël Djongyang, emphasised that Cameroonians should start using low-consuming appliances. At the end of the two-day seminar, participants acquired useful information on the importance of environmentally energy-friendly buildings since they in turn cut electricity waste and cost.