Tanzanian rural areas ready for electricity

Electricity to Mbeya rural areas - Photo: The Embassy
Pulling string in Mbeya rural

Norway supports Tanzania in achieving it’s Sustainable Development Goal on energy. Through the Rural Electrification Densification Programme 303 villages close to an existing line will be connected. Some of these villages have been under the line for more than 20 years waiting to be connected to electricity.

Implementation is now ongoing, and the Embassy visited some of the villages under the programme in Mbeya and Songwe regions on 5th and 6th October. Progress is good, and the potential number of connections is four times what the programme was designed for. We consider that a great success!