With Chad requiring additional humanitarian aid to cope with the fallout from the war in neighbouring Sudan, Saleh Kebzabo’s government has been actively lobbying donors.
Imports bound for Chad have been blocked in Benin since Niger's borders were shut after the recent coup there. This means Chad has lost a fourth major trade route - after conflict in Libya and in Sudan stopped the flow of goods - and it is now planning to boost its Cameroonian channel.
The deputy secretary general of the president's office, Mahamat Borgou Hassan, has thus invited Cetri's CEO, the Lebanese Georges Tehini to N'Djamena on 17 May to discuss a turnkey photovoltaic power plant project.
Chad's new director of customs, Ahmat Abdelkerim, has been tasked with rapidly boosting the country's customs revenue, the country's main source of tax income, under the watchful eye of the IMF. Abdelkerim, a former Bolloré executive, hopes to draw inspiration from neighbouring Niger.
Political uncertainty in the wake of Idriss Déby's death could shed doubt over the World Bank's fledgling half-billion-dollar electrification scheme.