Rural Electrification Agency to Extend Power to Villages In Buhweju
Residents of Buhweju have been asked to make good use of the electricity that is being extended to their villages.
The call was sounded by Katushabe Moreen from Uganda rural Electrification agency, while meeting the residents of Ruyenje sub-county, Buhweju district and district leaders.
Katushabe urged the people to start up businesses to be able to benefit from the extension of the power.
She adds that the extension of electricity is meant to change the living conditions of the people, by boosting business.
Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is a semi-autonomous body established by an Act of Parliament, to operationalize Government’s rural electrification function. It functions as a secretariat of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) which carries out the rural electrification responsibilities, as defined in the Electricity Act of 1999.
Rural Electrification Agency (REA) was established as a statutory instrument in 2001 (no. 75), but started its functions in July 2003.
Current statistics by REA indicate that 10% of Uganda’s population currently have access to electricity, and Government strategy is to acheive 26% electricity coverage by 2022, achieve 51% coverage by 2030, and 100% by 2040.