The government has taken a leap forward in expanding access to power by bringing electricity to the people of Kigodo. That’s right, they’re lighting up lives left, right, and center. It’s like Christmas came early!

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC), Mr. Peter Mbugua, and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mwea, Mary Maingi, were at the heart of this epic moment. They witnessed the magic as nearly 200 residents, along with two schools and a church, were finally connected to the national grid. Can you imagine the joy on their faces? I bet it was electrifying!

Mr. Mbugua, the man in charge at REREC, couldn’t contain his excitement. He made it clear that providing electricity to rural areas was a top priority for the State Corporation. They’re on a mission to bring power to every corner of the country. This fantastic project, which cost a cool Sh14 million, was fully funded by the national government. And hold on to your hats because they’re not stopping there. They’ve got plans to expand the project in the next financial year. More power to them!

In his speech, Mr. Mbugua gave a big shoutout to the local leaders who played a vital role in making this project a reality. Teamwork makes the dream work, folks! He also pointed out that Mwea Sub-County had lower electricity connectivity compared to other sub-counties in Kirinyaga County. But fear not! REREC is ready to fix this disparity by connecting more households. They’re ready to light up the whole place like a Christmas tree!

MP Mary Maingi is feeling on top of the world with this new project. She knows it’s a game-changer for her constituents, especially in the business and education sectors. Right now, the connectivity rate in Mwea is at 58 percent, but she’s determined to push it all the way up to 90 percent. That’s what I call a bright idea! And guess what? She’s got plans to kickstart similar projects in Tebere ward, benefiting over 100 households. She’s like the superhero of electricity!

But wait, there’s more! MP Mary Maingi highlighted the awesome benefits that come with improved lighting. Less cattle theft? Check! Better quality of life for residents? Double-check! With electricity in their lives, people will ditch the traditional firewood and embrace more sustainable and convenient alternatives. It’s a win-win situation, my friends.

Naftali Gicimu, the area chief of Kirima location, reminded everyone to protect these electrification facilities from any mischief. We can’t let anyone rain on our electric parade, can we? He called upon the residents to take ownership and guard these assets like they’re precious gems. After all, electricity is a game-changer, and we’ve got to treat it with the respect it deserves.

Esther Chomba, one of the lucky beneficiaries, couldn’t contain her gratitude. She thanked the local leaders and the government for this transformative project. And she’s got big dreams for Mwea. She believes that having electricity will attract more investors, especially those who need a stable power supply. Get ready, Mwea, because your economic prospects are about to skyrocket!

This effort to bring electricity to the residents of Kigodo and public utilities in Mwea Constituency is a major milestone in the government’s commitment to rural electrification. Through collaboration between different government bodies and local communities, we’re making progress on the mission to light up every corner of our nation. It’s a bright future, my friends, and we’re on the right path!

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