Govt sets aside 12.85bn/- to connect power to 49 homes

10Jun 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Dodoma
The Guardian
Govt sets aside 12.85bn/- to connect power to 49 homes

​​​​​​​THE government has set aside 12.85bn/- to take electricity to the remaining 49 villages in Korogwe District, Tanga Region.

Minister for Energy Dr Medard Kalemani.

Minister for Energy Dr Medard Kalemani said this when responding to a question by Korogwe rural Member of Parliament Timotheo Mnzava who asked when the government will finalize a process to take electricity to the remaining 49 villages in the district.

In response the minister said the task to take electricity to the remaining villages in Korogwe started in May this year and will be finalised by September 2022.

He said the task to implement the project involves construction of a 33KV line which is 289.4 kilometer, another 0.4 KV line which is 45 kilometer long.

Other issues include inserting a transformer with a KVA 50 capability and connecting 990 households.

The programme is part of the rural electrification initiative announced by the government in  2016 where it was  implementing in Phases and the project aims to electrify more than 7,873 villages in rural Tanzania for 5 years. 7,697 villages will be connected to the national grid, while the remaining 176 will be connected to other energy sources.

The project is implemented by private contractors and supervised by REA, the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) and   Trust Agent.

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