Power utility company, ZESCO Limited, has announced the reintroduction of the electricity connection subsidy which would pave way for 8,300 new electricity connections.
Company Managing Director, Victor Mapani, said 7,800 would be for households and 500 small scale enterprises, countrywide.
Mapani in a statement issued in Lusaka on Monday said the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) and ZESCO Limited were the main project execution agencies.
He said the subsidized connections form part of the Electricity Service Access Project, an initiative by government and whose primary purpose was to increase access to electricity, specifically by the rural populace.
“At its inception in 2017, part of the ESAP received US$26.5million funding from the World Bank and had an initial connection target of 22,000 low income households and 1000 medium scale enterprises in five years,” Mapani said.
He added that as at close of the subsidy project on June 15, 2022, a total of 58,411 electricity connections were made countrywide.
“Government and ZESCO Limited have reintroduced the new connection subsidy targeting a total 8,300 connections composed of low-income households and small and medium sized enterprises,” Mapani said.
He cautioned that the subsidy would be accessible on first come, first served basis and would cease once the targeted number was met.
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