The Rural Electrification Authority has started implementing the rural electrification strategy in selected parts of Zambia.
REA Chief Executive Officer Geoffrey Musonda said the programme, which has just been launched, aims at putting solar photovoltaic installations at various public and social institutions.
Mr. Musonda said this in Lusaka today during the contract signing ceremony of solar power project.
He said the project will be undertaken by three contractors on behalf of the authority.
He further said the total cost of the project is KR 5.3 million.
The contractors that will undertake the project are African Brothers, Solatech Limited and Electrical Maintenance Limited.
He disclosed that under this project, 34 basic schools, 32 rural health centres, 17 chiefs’ palaces and 115 school and rural health centres staff houses will benefit.
Mr. Musonda further disclosed that the authority will be operating in Nyimba, Katete, Monze, and Nchelenge, Kawambwa, Kasama, Chililabombwe and Luangwa districts respectively.