Tanzania: Over 180bn/ – Allocated to Electrify 1,956 Villages

The government through the Ministry of Energy has allocated 181bn/- for rural electrification in 2021/22 fiscal year. Minister for Energy, Dr Medard Kalemani told the parliament on Wednesday that all villages will be electrified by the end of next year.

Tabling his ministry’s 2.3tri/- budget, Dr Kalemani said at least 1,956 villages are yet to be connected with electricity, and that with the coming fiscal year’s budget, all villages across the country will be electrified under the third phase of the national rural electrification project, REA III round II.

Dr Kalemani said by December 2022, all 12,268 villages countrywide will be electrified. He said REA has already mapped the unconnected villages and engaged contractors who have been tested and passed, saying he was confident they will deliver within the stipulated timeline.

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