THEFT OF ENERGY SAVING BULBS ANGERS REA           

By ZANIS:

Rural Electrification Authority -REA- Chief Executive Officer, Clement SilavwE has expressed disappointment over the theft of energy saving bulbs being given to beneficiaries of the rural electrification project in Mpika district.

Mr. Silavwe has since described the trend as vandalism and criminal.

ZANIS reports that Mr. Silavwe was speaking when he inspected the implementation of the Rural Electricity Service Access Project -ESAP- in Mpika today.

Mr. Silavwe however, said he is impressed with the way REA is implementing the ESAP project not only in Mpulungu, but the entire cycle of the project.

He also disclosed that one of the recipients of ESAP project is Northern Province and was allocated 3-thousand 2-hundred connections of which 2-thousand 9 hundred have been done so far.

Government requested the World Bank to support scaling up the rural electrification programme through Electricity Service Access Project.

The Bank has since approved a credit facility of 26 million dollars for the project towards scaling up the rural electrification project in Northern, Luapula, Copperbelt, North-western, Eastern, Muchinga, Southern and Western provinces.

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