REA cautions rural power contractors for sluggish work

21Nov 2019
By Guardian Reporter
Geita
The Guardian
REA cautions rural power contractors for sluggish work

THE acting Rural Energy Agency director general eng Amos Maganga has said rural electrical contractors who dilly dally in implementing their projects for rural power distribution Phase III will not be given other coming contracts.

acting Rural Energy Agency director general eng Amos Maganga

Maganga said this in Mbogwe District, Geita Region soon after REA board led by its chairman Julius Kalolo completed inspection of power distribution in villages in Bukombe and Mbogwe districts.

He said they will they use the database they are preparing to spot contractors who dilly dally hence he said they should pull up their socks or no more new contracts will be given to them.

He also called on all contractors to abide by the government’s directives to ensure that by December 31 this year all villages in REA III projects get power.

On the contractor who is distributing power in Geita Region, Whitecity Guangdong JV, Kalolo said by December 31 they should complete distributing electricity to the villages as allocated in the contract agreements and must also submit its work schedule, on weekly basis, on how it will do so.

The board also directed the contractor to mobilise for the use of electrical equipment in ‘Umeme Tayari’ (UMETA) system so as to reduce connection costs to the wananchi when wiring their homes and priority to be accorded to widows and old people.

The board also asked village leaders to mobilise wananchi in areas where power has reached to have them connected to electricity.

The board also inspected power distribution work in Nyang'hwale District in Geita Region whose contractor promised that by the end of this week they will light power in seven villages.

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