By Flavior Kanungo
FORMER Rural Electrification Authority (REA) Board Chairperson Johnstone Chikwanda says the proposed allocation of K 743,578,629 to the Authority in the 2023 national budget will improve access to electricity among rural communities.
Dr Chikwanda recalls that this is the first time since 2003 that such a significant amount is being allocated towards rural electrification.
He is hopeful that increased allocation will accelerate the electrification of more rural growth centres.
Government has continued implementing the Rural Electrification Master Plan which targets to electrify 1,217 rural growth centres by 2030. So far, 525 rural growth centres, representing 43.1 percent have been electrified.
6 thoughts on “ENERGY EXPERT HAPPY WITH INCREASED ALLOCATION TO REA”
The budget is a poor centered just like johnston chikwanda has put it will to have excess to power especially rural areas
Let REA use the allocated money prudently. Good allocation
Kudos to us who stays in deep rural areas of chiyengi 🤣🤣
It’s a good thing for us in rural areas.
Nobody should be shocked when we climb a mountain and chant Praises!
Access to power changes the lifestyle of people. People will abandon charcoal and the forest will be preserved.
We’re heading in the right direction. Let our rurals have electricity as well.
Rural electrification is cardinal for development