Rural electrification project rolled out in Lesotho

Minister of Energy and Meteorology, Mokoto Hloaele. Photo: African Daily.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – The Rural Electrification Projects is set to be rolled out in Lesotho soon.

This was recently announced by the Minister of Energy and Meteorology, Mokoto Hloaele. He said this project serves as part of the government’s effort to ensure service deliver.

“The government is committed to bringing services to the people. Rural electrification project serves as part of efforts to ensure service delivery,” he said.

The Minister was speaking during the launch of the project at Nokong in Mosalemane Constituency Berea District. This is part of an initiative aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goals includes an affordable and clean energy.

Minister Hloaele added that the rural electrification project will be implemented steadily until it covers all households countrywide. He urged the communities to establish electricity schemes. He noted that such scheme would make easy for government to implement electrification project.

The contractor awarded the contract for this project has been urged by the government to have for transparency during the implementation of the project.
Nokong Electricity Scheme Committee Mokone Lipholo said the villagers are more than delighted that their efforts to be connected with electricity will eventually become a reality.

About 670 households from eight villages of Nokong Moreneng, Masenkeng, Taung and Nts’irele are set to benefit from this project. It is expected to be completed in July. The project which is supported by the Lesotho Government amounts to over M12 million.

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