Out of the 10 sub-counties in the district, only two are connected to the national power grid. About 16 per cent of households have access to electricity and 41.8 per cent use tadooba (tin lamps).
At least 22,822 households in Nakasongola District are set to benefit from the rural electricity programme following its commissioning last week.
Government through the Rural Electrification Agency (ERA) contracted Mohan Energy Corporation Private Ltd and EMC Ltd to distribute 271kms of medium voltage line and 142kms of low voltage power line through eight sub-counties.
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