Kagame Supports Zimbabwe over $800m Rural Electrification Project

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Rwandan President, Paul Kagame has assisted Zimbabwe in securing an $800 million fund for its rural electrification programme.

It was meant to transform the livelihoods of the rural population in the Southern African country.

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa revealed this while addressing supporters of his ruling political party in Chiredzi, South-East of Harare, at the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu PF) in ‘A Thank you rally’.

He said, “We have a programme which is coming at the end of this month. President Kagame of Rwanda is visiting us for this occasion.

“This is after I spoke to him to say, fellow brother, our country Zimbabwe is under sanctions but we have a programme to ensure everyone has access to electricity wherever they are. President Kagame then spoke to his friends and he secured US$800 million. So that’s the facility he is coming to launch.

“If you go to Rwanda and see what President Kagame has done in the villages, it is well organised. Over there (in Rwanda) they work in unity with government assistance. That way, there is no family is left behind because every household is assisted out of poverty.

“Very soon, every Zimbabwean will have electricity regardless of where they are.”

Further, it was gathered that the programme would feed into his government’s rural development agenda, which encompasses the creation of smart homes equipped with clean energy, potable water, and nutrition gardens.

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