125 new rural towns and villages benefit from electricity.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Electric Service announced that it is undertaking various activities to ensure equitable access to electricity in towns and villages where electricity is not available.
In the last nine months of the 2014 Ethiopian budget year, the institute has been able to provide electricity to 125 new rural towns and villages.
The institute has been working on a national electricity supply program since 1997 to make the service accessible to all citizens.
However, as of March 30, 2014, 7,892 rural towns and villages have been able to access electricity through high-level electricity supply since 1998.
According to Hussein Mohamed, Director of the Institute, 308 new rural towns and villages have been provided with electricity in the current budget year.
According to the information we have received from the service, it is the regions that will be given the opportunity to identify new rural towns and villages.
It is known that the Ethiopian Electric Service, in collaboration with other stakeholders, is working to provide 65% of the total electricity to the public by 2025 under the main grid and 35 percent by alternative energy sources.