By Wadzanai Mandima
THE rural electrification Agency (REA) is making strides in connecting power to all the areas with the Mupandawana community of Gutu district being the latest to benefit.
Fifteen institutions which include schools, clinics, business centres and veterinary institutions in the district have been electrified.
Beneficiaries of the project are excited about the life-changing initiative.
“Women are now able to give birth even at night without challenges,” one of the Mpandawana community members told ZBC News.
Another added, “We are now able to engage in various economic projects such as welding hence improving the way we do business.”
“We are now able to learn computers at school and even to study after hours,” a students said.
Rural Electrification Agency Public Relations Manager, Mr Johannes Nyamayedenga who was on a tour of the project in Gutu recently, urged the community to use the electricity responsibly and guard against vandalism.
“I urge you to use the electricity to your benefit and safeguard against vandalism of the infrastructure,” he said.
REA has so far provided electricity to more than ten thousand institutions in rural areas countrywide which dovetails with the government’s vision of leaving no one and no place behind.