Tunisia to aid Rwandan rural electrification

26 January 2010

More than 40,000 homes in Rwanda are tipped to benefit from a rural electrification project with Tunisia.

Electrogaz and STEG International Services signed the bilateral partnership agreement adopting a single phase electricity distribution system in Kagli this week, the New Times reported.

General manager of the latter Youssef Kalouche said Rwanda's energy sector had the capacity to be completely transformed through this deal.

"With the experience in rural electrification back in Tunisia, we believe that the bilateral cooperation will yield dividends," he explained.

Managing director of Electrogaz John Mirenge was also quoted as calling the agreement a "breakthrough" that will "change the lives of so many people in Rwanda".

In related news, Rwanda is discussing the extension of its level of bilateral cooperation with Uganda.

The New Times reported the two countries were in talks about possibly opening the borders for 24-hour periods to promote regional trade.

Category: Energy

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