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REA committed to take electricity to rural areas

Rural Electrification Authority -REA- Board Chairperson Johnstone Chikwanda says the authority will continue pursuing government’s mandate of taking electricity to rural areas.

Mr Chikwanda said the authority has a mandate to provide clean, affordable and sustainable energy access for all by 2030.

Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Mazabuka Acting District Commissioner, Timothy Mulenga, Mr Chikwanda said inspecting and monitoring ongoing projects is part of the authority’s mandate.

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And Mr Mulenga commended REA for the great works in trying to improve the lives of the rural people by providing energy.

He said the Manyaana Extension Grid project by REA in Mazabuka has enabled nearby schools to connect to the national grid and helped pupils to learn computer lessonσs.ZANIS

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