Over 35,000 Gisagara households to get electricity

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 5 June 2020 at 02:29

Gisagara district has continued to demonstrate commitment towards improvement of welfare of the citizens and usher them into an accelerated development momentum. As a way of supporting the general population take giant strides towards sustainable development, Gisagara district has connected 52,532 households from both on-grid and off-grid systems and working towards connecting all households by the end of 2024.

The Mayor of Gisagara District, Rutaburingoga Jérome, told IGIHE that all the remaining 35,669 households will have electricity by 2024.

He said great strides have been made in delivering electricity to the people.

“In 1994 we were at 0%; in 2010 we had only 1107 households with 3% electricity; we had reached 15% in 2016, and now we have reached 52 532 households which is60%. Our goal is that by 2024 we will have 100% of every household with electricity,” he said.

Gisagara District has 88,201 households in 13 sectors consisting of 59 cells and 514 villages.

The number of households receiving On-grid electricity is 41,318 which is 47% and the Off-grid is 11214 which is 13%.

Only Kiri and Munini cells in Kansi Sector go without electricity but, Rutaburingoga says, will also be partly connected before the end of 2020.

Gisagara district has connected 52,532 households from both on-grid and off-grid systems.
The Mayor of Gisagara District, Rutaburingoga Jérome said that all the remaining 35,669 households will have electricity by 2024.

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