ZESCO and World Bank partner to reduce connection fee for poor to K250

Zesco in partnership with the World Bank has embarked on a subsidy programme called Electricity Supply Access Point – ESAP.

Spokesperson Henry Kapata says this is the fourth subsidy programme that the two institutions have partnered on to enhance access to electricity to low income groups.

He said the Electricity Supply Access Point is a countrywide programme that targets to connect twenty-two thousand residential and one thousand commercial premises respectively.

Mr. Kapata said the subsidy programme is only applicable to low income residential and commercial premises on standard rate.

He said under the programme, residential applicants in identified low income groups will only be required to pay 250 Kwacha to be connected, instead of the normal 769 Kwacha.

Mr. Kapata said ZESCO is determined to increase electricity connectivity in the country as it moves towards it vision of being the electricity hub in the region by 2025.

Source: Lusaka Times

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