KAKAMEGA Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya’s plan to actualize electricity connectivity in Kakamega county households moved a notch higher today after he signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) with the Managing Director (MD) of Rural Electrification Authority(REA) Mr. Peter Mbugua.

In the agreement, the County Government of Kakamega enters into a partnership with the authority to allocate Shs.60 million per year which will be transfered annually to the REA account to implement the project in all key stages up to residents’ houses.

Governor Oparanya who spoke at REA headquarters in Nairobi said each of the 60 wards in the county shall have a transformer installed ready for connections to residents. “The less priviledged in the community will be assisted to get power through the “Last Mile Programme”, he said. The MD thanked the Governor and said every shilling paid by his government will be matched by REA to ensure successful implementation and coverage of the entire county by 2022.

Also present were CECM Public Works, Roads and Energy, Dr. Collins Matemba, County Attorney, Mr. Moses Sande and senior members of staff of REA.