Over 195,000 households to have access to electricity by July 2018-MININFRA

By IGIHE
On 18 October 2017 at 12:14

The Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) has targeted to connect electricity to 195,625 households in 2017/2018 fiscal year onto the on-grid and off-grid connections as the government works on a number of initiatives to realize the targets.

During the signing of performance contracts for 2017/2018fiscal year between MININFRA and implementing agencies yesterday, the ministry committed to investing more resources to ensure that the set targets are met.

Speaking at the ceremony, the State Minister in-charge of Energy and Water in MININFRA, Germaine Kamayirese said that available energy sources are enough to connect the targeted households but more projects are ongoing to boost power generation.

“Available energy sources are enough to achieve this target, there is no doubt that all targeted households will be connected” she said

Currently, there are 26 investors across the country distributing electricity. The signed performance contracts are in line with vision 2020 of the country, EDPRS II and seven-year government programme.


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