Rural electrification project winds up

source: Mmegi
MBONGENI MGUNI
Staff Writer

The $84 million (P562 million) project involving the electrification of 100 rural villages is nearing completion, with a high-profile closing ceremony scheduled for October 12 in Matsitama.

The Matsitama event marks the culmination of a three-year project, which began in Gakuto, Kweneng East in September 2007 and has thus far transformed the lives of thousands of villagers.

The closing ceremony will mark the official handover of the 100 villages project from the contractors to government. Last August, a ceremony was held in Tlhareseleele in the Barolong area, marking the half-way mark of the rural villages electrification project.

The Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Ponatshego Kedikilwe, senior government officials and representatives of Swedish financiers and contractors are expected to grace the [continue reading]

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