Tanzania to gear up power connection

Electricity19 March 2014, Dar es Salaam – The Tanzania government is intending to speed up electricity connection by starting with outstanding requests, being part of the Big Result Now (BRN) initiative. Speaking with heavy electricity users such as industrialists, the Acting Mwanza Regional Commissioner, Mr Ndaro Kwilujira, said they are planning to connect electricity to 250,000 users annually.

He said the government wants to see to it that electricity is a key development facilitator and heavy users enjoy the services and bring about the needed development. Mr Kwilujira said under BRN, the government is planning implementation of the national energy policy for increased efficiency.

He said under the policy, the government will come up with a strategy on the implementation which will be conducted in phases. Mr Kwilujira said the implementation will start from family level and with the stated and specified standards. The Tanesco Acting Lake Zone Manager, Mr Ernest Nzemia, said erratic power supply experienced in the area is due to a number of factors including end users.


– Tanzania Daily News

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