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Last mile power project to cover 2.5m households in Nyandarua County

Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter said the Sh15 billion project is set to increase the household power connectivity across the county/FILE

Ol-Kalou, Kenya, Oct 9 – The Government has rolled out the third phase of the last mile connectivity program in Nyandarua County.

Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter said the Sh15 billion project is set to increase the household power connectivity across the county covering a population of over 2.5 million households.

Keter urged the residents of Ndaragwa, Ol-Kalou, Ol-Joro Orok, Kipipiri and Kinangop Constituencies in Nyandarua County to make good use of the power in profit-making ventures.

“The second phase of the project cost Sh300 million but the project stagnated after the contractor run out of money,” said Keter.

He added that the government was reviewing power rates to enable more Kenyans to get connected to the power grid.

“The last mile project also includes the installation of new transformers and extension of low-voltage network.”

He urged Kenyans to be patient as these works are carried out progressively for the one to two years.

The Last Mile Connectivity Project is expected to address the high cost of extending power supply network, especially in the rural and low-income areas.

This will involve the extension of a low-voltage network on existing transformers and installation of 1,000 new distribution transformers across the 47 counties.

New customers in close proximity to an electricity transformer now pay a connection fee of Sh15,000 to get connected to the grid.

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