The national government is targeting 70 % of Nyaribari Masaba constituency residents currently not covered in the Last Mile Electricity Connectivity programme.
Energy Cabinet Secretary (CS) Charles Keter, cited the constituency as the least covered in the programme in Kisii county at a rate of 30%.
The CS announced an allocation of sh. 125 million by his ministry to bridge the deficit.
Launching the programme at Mogweko in Kiamokama ward,Keter explained the funds will be utilized to procure transformers promising that more will be added.
He cited construction of a major power line from Ol karia to the region to boost the electricity distribution and advised the youth to take advantage of the resource.
According to the CS, the connectivity will stimulate initiation of small scale manufacturing enterprises and improve security through street lighting.
Keter,however, cautioned the residents to reject cartels bent on exploiting them through illegal power connections and told them to seek the services from the government.
Area legislator, Ezekiel Machogu commended the government for undertaking to supply electricity to homes and public institutions including schools in the area.
The MP said the constituency’s power connectivity needs had been forwarded to the ministry for attention assuring the government that the area leadership supported its development agenda.