Tanzania's massive rural electrification drive

Last Modified: Wed Aug 31 2016 13:50:40 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 40%
    of Tanzania's population of around 47 million currently has access to electricity, according to official estimates.
  • 85%
    of Tanzania's population to be provided with access to electricity by 2025 - target set by the Tanzanian government.
  • 7 trillion shillings
    Amount the Tanzania plans to spend over the next 5 years in its drive to achieve the target.
  • 1 million
    rural households will be provided access to electricity over these 5 years.
  • 534.4 billion shillings
    has already allocated for the rural projects in fiscal year 2016/17 according to Gissima Nyamo-Hanga, acting director general of the state-run Rural Energy Agency (REA).