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Ensure the provision of electricity to all rural areas.

In Progress

90 000 rural institutions connected to electricity grid

https://www.herald.co.zw/govt-connects-90-000-rural-institutions-to-electricity-grid/     

Oct. 19, 2020

The Government has connected over 90 000 rural institutions, including business centres, schools and chiefs’ homesteads, to the national grid since the launch of the National Renewable Energy Policy in 2017.

Previous Updates

Electrification of 42 institutions (schools, clinics and service centres) and homesteads in rural provinces.

Herald

    

Dec. 18, 2019

42 institutions (schools, clinics and service centres) and homesteads were electrified in rural provinces. 

Connecting to the grid and Installation of prepaid meters at 31 of the 35 targeted institutions in rural areas.

Herald

    

Dec. 11, 2019

Under the Rural Provinces Grid Extension projects, 31 of the 35 targeted institutions comprising schools and clinics have been grid electrified, with prepaid meters connected.

The Rural Electrification Fund (REF) has set aside $8,6 million for energy development projects countrywide.

herald.co.zw

    

Dec. 5, 2018

The Rural Electrification Fund (REF)  set aside $8,6 million for energy development projects in the country which aim at increasing access to electricity in rural areas. The fund has earmarked 335 energy projects countrywide which will increase access to electricity in rural areas from 27,7 percent to 60 percent.