Rwanda has emerged from darkness, literally

Recent statistics from the Rwanda Energy Group show that as of February 2019, 51% of Rwandan homes were connected to electricity, up from 10% only nine years ago in 2010. Of these, 37% are on the national grid and 14% on solar power or other privately generated power networks.

Even without these figures, you can see the changes, especially if you have lived in the country for a while. It is no longer the major urban centres that are lit, but wide areas across the country.

Fifty one percent may not appear big, but knowing where we have come from, it is actually huge. And yes, it is still mainly for lighting, powering the radio receiver or TV or charging mobile phones. But that change is great. It keeps people connected.

Full article: The New Times



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