Rural energy programme lights 227 villages in Simanjiro

Villagers in 25 villages in Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, have now access to electricity after the Rural Energy Agency (REA) connected hundreds of households in 227 suburbs.

The Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) district manager, Mr Jaston Bayasabe, revealed this during the councilors’ meeting held on Friday, last week.

He said the programme started in June, this year, and will be complete by December, next year, whereby thousands of households will be connected. He said 60 villages in Simanjiro District have had no access to electricity since the country became independent.

He said land conflicts had remained a major challenge to extend power access as some equipment were vandalised during confrontations between farmers and livestock keepers.

Full article: The Citizen