Rwanda Gets Billions for Rural Electricity


The World Bank has approved U.S.$ 60 million additional financing to facilitate the roll out of electricity to rural areas, schools and health facilities.

Kigali, Rwanda (file photo).

  • Rwanda:  New Push to Boost Electricity Access in Rwanda

    World Bank, 19 February 2013

    The World Bank Board of Directors today approved US$60 million in additional financing to bring more electricity to more Rwandans and for lighting public institutions such as ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  MTN Launches Solar Charger

    East African Business Week, 2 February 2013

    MTN-Rwanda has launched a portable solar energy system designed to aid those without regular access to electricity. read more »

  • Rwanda:  The Energy Authority On Track, but Needs More Support

    The New Times, 8 January 2013

    THE Energy Water and Sanitation Authority (EWSA) has re-affirmed that the country's target to connect 50 per cent homes to electricity in the next four years is within reach. EWSA ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  100,000 Households to Get Power Annually

    The New Times, 7 January 2013

    The Energy Water and Sanitation Authority (EWSA) says the country's target to connect 50 per cent homes to electricity by 2017 is within reach. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Govt Exceeds Five-Year Electricity Roll Out Target

    The New Times, 13 November 2012

    Electricity rollout programme in the country is expected to exceed the 16 percent target that the government set five years ago, according to the head of the Energy Water and ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Tunisia-Rwanda Cooperation Makes Rural Electrification a Success Story

    Rwanda Focus, 12 November 2012

    More than fifty thousand Rwandans living in rural areas of Rwamagana, Kayonza, Nyagatare, Ngoma, Gatsibo and Kirehe in the Eastern Province now have electricity thanks to the ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Nyaruguru District in Massive Electricity Rollout

    The New Times, 10 November 2012

    Nyaruguru district targets to increase electricity connection from the current 1.8 per cent to at least 10 per cent of all its population before the end of this fiscal year. read more »

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