Kenya to connect additional 250,000 households to solar power
London, Feb. 20, 2020 (AltAfrica)-In Kenya, additional 250,000 households in 14 counties will have access to energy as part of the solar electrification program.
President Uhuru Kenyatta who made the announcement also said that 800 public institutions will also benefit from this program.
The initiative will be supported by 15 billion Kenyan shillings ($ 148 million) obtained from the World Bank.
Its implementation is part of the national electrification strategy including the creation of 1.9 million connections thanks to solar solutions.
Tax exemptions and other incentives have been put in place for operators who import solar equipment in order to make it more affordable for people.
“Since 2013, we have tripled the number of people with access to electricity from 2.2 to 7.2 million,” said the president.
Kenya aims to achieve universal access to energy by 2022.