Rwanda: construction of hydropower plants gets financial support

10 November 2015

Afritech Energy (AE) and East African Power have signed a US$ 40m agreement that will see the construction of four hydropower plants in Rwanda. Executive Chairman of Afritech Dan Klinck said that, although the company deals with energy, it will assist people to develop their communities and that the company is already supporting cooperatives and women groups.

“People are encouraged to join cooperatives and start activities like animal husbandry, poultry farming and sewing,” he said. “Today Rwanda has 22% household connectivity and we well know the mission is to reach 70%. We believe that connecting villages with energy brings development,” says Klinck.

“Electricity on the other highly enhances a country’s economy hence it should be available to all citizens,” he further stated.

The Empowering Villages program will implement funds and expertise directly in the local communities of its hydropower projects. It has development partners in five core areas: energy, environment, entrepreneurship, and education & enjoyment.

Afritech Energy is a development and service provider for electric power generation, construction, operations and maintenance, supply and installation. AE provides a comprehensive range of products and services to meet energy sector needs in East Africa.

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