Rwanda secures funding for power supply

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The government of Rwanda signed a $265 million funding agreement with the African Development Bank to improve the country’s power supply and improve access.

The agreement, signed under the Scaling Up Electricity Access Program Phase II (SEAP II), will see an improved power supply with the country’s power needs on the rise.

According to reports by ESI Africa, the funding will support the construction of 795km of medium voltage and 7,317 km of low voltage lines. This will boost connectivity in the country through expanding the country’s network.

“The approved program will enable the government to add over 193,000 new on grid and over 124,000 off grid connections,” said Vice President for power, energy, climate change and green growth, Amadou Hott.

Rwanda hopes to achieve its goal of universal electricity access by 2024.