𝐁𝐔𝐃𝐆𝐄𝐓 𝐒𝐏𝐄𝐄𝐂𝐇 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒/𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟓
𝐈𝐍𝐅𝐑𝐀𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐔𝐂𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐄 𝐃𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐋𝐎𝐏𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐒𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐀𝐋 𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆
Mr. Speaker, Government continues to connect villages to the national grid. Therefore, the Village Electrification programme which commenced in the 2022/2023 financial year will continue. Of the 16 new village connections, ten (10) have been completed and of the 80 village network extensions, 53 have been completed. The rest of the projects are scheduled to be completed by May 2024. Once completed, these will bring national electrification to 473 or 83.7 percent of gazetted villages against the target of 565 villages. The remaining 92 electrification projects will be implemented during the 2024/2025 financial year.
Mr. Speaker, Government will, in the 2024/2025 financial year, improve the standard of living for low-income households by connecting them to electricity. To this end, Government has reviewed electricity connection fees for this category and will further provide readymade boxes for free to households which are not wired.
𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑴𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝑶𝒇 𝑭𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆- 𝑯𝒐𝒏. 𝑷𝒆𝒈𝒈𝒚 𝑶. 𝑺𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒎𝒆