AFDB to double funding for Kenya’s electricity access
The African Development Fund says it will double its financing to (Kshs.30 billion) in support of KPLC Last Mile Connectivity project, a government driven initiative for universal connectivity by 2020.
The funding will see over 600,000 Kenyan households connected to electricity with 314,000 targeted in the initial phase.
The project is jointly funded by the Government of Kenya, the AfDB and the World Bank.
“We are happy with the work done by the Government in enhancing connectivity for Kenyan citizens from the funds we have advanced to the country. We will double our funds to implement the project to spur economic development across the country,” said the President of AfDB, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina.
The project has accelerated job creation as beneficiaries create small business such as hair salons and welding shops to improve their financial independence and wellbeing.