Fifty percent of houses unelectrified nationwide

Fifty percent of houses<br>unelectrified nationwide

Fifty percent of houses
unelectrified nationwide

Tujoromajo Kasuto Senior Engineer at the Electricity Control Board (ECB), Lameka Amuanyena, says currently about 300,000 households nationwide are unelectrified. This figure is expected to double by 2040 when universal access is reached and new connections are currently in the range of 2,000 to 4,000 connections per annum. At this rate, she said by 2040 only 40,000 80,000 new connections will be made and this is a shortfall of the 600,000 connections target. “To achieve the target, we need about 30,000 new connections (10 times what we are doing now). Of 600,000 new connections, 450,000 need to be grid-based and150,000…
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