Tanzania: Govt Funds 90 Per Cent of Electricity Infrastructure

About 90 per cent of rural electricity infrastructure has been built using government money, Rural Energy Board (REB) has said. REB Chairman Mr Julius Kalolo said that 10 per cent of the fund has been contributed by development stakeholders.

“10 percent is a lot of money, because it has helped a lot to boost the implementation of the power projects …the cost of connecting all the suburbs in the country is almost 8.8trn/-,” Mr Kalolo said at the annual meeting which involved government officials and energy development stakeholders.

In addition, Kalolo said the government has already started implementing the second phase of REA project, adding that the scheme is expected to cover all remaining villages by December next year.

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