Gov’t launches Dadaab power station


Gov't launches Dadaab power station

Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter on Tuesday commissioned the Dadaab power station in Dadaab, Garissa County that will see more than 200,000 people connected to power under the rural electrification programme.

The project, which is co-funded by UNHCR and the Kenyan government to the tune of Ksh 200 million, will see Dadaab and other neighboring public primary schools connected to power within the next one month.

Addressing the press, Keter said the programme will improve education standards and small-scale entrepreneurs and make use of the power.

“We have received funding from the World Bank to extend power to off-grid areas to a tune of 100 million dollars. This will largely cover most of the areas,” he added.

The CS said an estimated 597 primary schools in Garissa County have so far been connected to power through the recently launched national grid and solar powers in remote areas adding that the remaining eight will be connected within the next one month.

“The second phase that is being funded by the government and the African Development Fund to a tune of Ksh 15 billion will see power supplied to Fafi and Wajir South constituencies.”

Written by Treeza Awuor

 

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