Uganda: Gov’t targets 1.7M households in free Electricity Connection Policy

The five-year electricity project is part of the government’s Rural Electrification Project worth 212 million dollars funded under a credit facility from the EXIM Bank of China. It covers 3,449.1km of Medium Voltage, 7,131.61km of Low Voltage, and the installation of 1,926 distribution transformers in 91 districts.

Launching the free connection supply in Rwampara District on Thursday, the State Minister for Energy and Mineral Development Okasaai Oplot said that the access scale-up free connection project that had earlier been implemented under the Electricity Connection Policy (ECP) was greatly hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic that affected the economy.

He said that out of the 1.7 million households, the Ankole Sub-region was allocated 66,000 and Rwampara alone will get 2,000 households.