REA Speeches

The Rural Electrification Authority (REA) and Non-Governmental Organisations Coordinating Council (NGOCC) today signed a three (3) year Memorandum of Understanding which is aimed at increasing electricity uptake in rural communities.

REA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Pastor Geoffrey Musonda said the MoU marks a new era for both institutions to work together.

“This signing ceremony is the beginning of a formal partnership between REA and NGOCC in which the two parties will work together in promoting activities that will ensure increase in both access rate and productivity rate in various rural communities in Zambia.

“NGOCC is one of the civil society organisations that REA identified as a potential partner that could collaborate with the Authority in increasing electricity uptake in rural areas”, he said.

Pastor Musonda has since urged women groups in rural areas to seize the opportunity to engage in productive uses of electricity for economic gains where electricity will be connected.

And NGOCC CEO Engwase Mwale is excited that the two institutions have reached a collaboration to empower rural areas through electricity.

“This is an exciting moment for us as NGOCC to be a part of this important milestone. We thank REA for the confidence shown in working with us. We take this an endorsement of our ability to promote gender mainstreaming through rural electrification projects”.

“The partnership is envisaged to actualise the sustainable development goals theme of "leaving no one behind" through according our rural communities electricity infrastructure using appropriate technologies.



RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AUTHORITY

PRESS BRIEFING

STATEMENT ON THE ELECTRICITY SERVICES

ACCESS PROJECT (ESAP)

Monday 20th November, 2017

LUSAKA

MEMBERS OF THE PRESS

THE RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AUTHORITY (REA) IS MANDATED TO PROVIDE ELECTRICITY INFRASTRUCTURE TO RURAL AREAS OF THE COUNTRY. THIS IS MEANT TO INCREASE ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY THEREBY IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF COMMUNITIES LIVING IN THESE PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.