Corporate Philosophy


Our History

The REA's History

The Rural Electrification Authority (REA) is a statutory body created by an Act of Parliament No. 20 of 2003. REAs mandate is to provide electricity infrastructure to all rural areas using appropriate technologies in order to increase access, productivity and contribute to improved quality of life. REAs goal is to increase the electrification rate from 3% to 51% by 2030.


The Need

Rural Area's need

Statistics show that in rural areas access to modern sources of energy is as low as 3% of the rural population.


The Inception

The REA's reaction to the need

The Authority developed its first strategic plan in 2006 as a starting point for the effective implementation of the short, medium and long term goals.


The Board, management and staff of REA commit themselves to the following values and ethos that will govern their behavior in discharging their mandate. The Rural Electrification Authority shall hold dear the following values and standards in the conduct of its business:


In the procurement of goods, services and works, executive decision making, transparency will be central to all the processes guiding Board, management and staff. As such all decisions made will be guided by verifiable objective criteria. All members of staff will be availed the code of ethics as a reference point to guide them in their behavior.


In the utilization of resources, the Board and management will be guided by the principles of responsibility and good governance and deal with various stakeholders in an equitable and transparent manner in order to meet stakeholder expectations. The Board will submit the annual report and audited financial statements to Parliament as a statutory body, six months after year-end.


In discharging its functions, management and staff will find themselves in situations where they may have to make decisions that bind the Authority. Management and staff will always practice the highest ethical standards and honor and treat all stakeholders fairly with openness and appropriate etiquette.


In implementing the mission, the management and staff will always look for the innovative ways of meeting the needs of stakeholders. REA Team commits itself to the culture of continuous improvement. The management and staff are committed to achieving the highest levels of performance through promoting a culture of innovation and ever-learning organisation.

 Diversity and Inclusiveness

The projects implemented will always take account of diversity and inclusiveness for all stakeholders thus employees and external stakeholders. REA shall remain a non-discriminatory and an equal employment agency of government in all its operations.

 Team Work

The mandate of REA requires employees to discharge their functions in multidisciplinary teams. In order to promote team spirit, management and staff will promote the culture of working in teams in discharging various roles in implementing annual work plans.


Excellence is the hallmark of the work of a professional organization. The passion for quality will be the driving force for the Board and management as work outputs will guarantee improvement in the quality of life of people in rural areas.

Key functions of the REA include:

  • Administering and managing the Rural Electrification Fund (FEF);
  • Developing and implementing the Rural Electrification Master Plan (REMP);
  • Promoting and utilization of available rural electrification technological options;
  • Mobilising funds to support rural electrification;
  • Encoraging private sector participation in rural electrification through provision of smart subside, competitive bidding, and community mobilisation;
  • Financing project preparation studies for rural electrification; and
  • Recommending to government suitable policies for enhancement of access of electricity by the rural populations.