The Rural Electrification Authority – REA is happy with the progress made on the Mwanza – Kasaka project that will connect Chona and Mwanza chiefdoms in Monze district to the national electricity grid.
This came to light when REA acting executive officer Geoffrey Musonda inspected the project in Monze yesterday to check on the progress and challenges that were being faced.
Mr.Musonda also visited the Monze open air prison which is among other public institutions that are supposed to benefit from the electrification of the two chiefdoms.
He said during the visit at the prison that the project will also benefit other institutions such as schools, clinics and health centers in the area.
Mr.Musonda earlier told Monze district commissioner Lucia Mwiinde when he paid a courtesy call on her that the project was special because it was the biggest undertaken by the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) at a cost of KR15 million.
He said that REA was hopeful to continue receiving overwhelming support from the Monze district administration and all other partners and stakeholders during the implementation of the project.
Mr.Musonda thanked Chief Chona and other traditional leaders in Mwanza and Kasaka areas for their support.
He also called on all beneficiaries to ensure that they use electricity for productive activities that would help improve their lives.
And Monze District Commissioner Lucia Mwiinde has commended government for brining the project to the district as it will bring about development in the area.
Mrs.Mwiinde said that the people of Monze particularly Mwanza and Kasaka were happy that they would soon be connected to the national electricity grid.