A power project worth 2.64 billion shillings has been launched in Kyenjojo district.
The project is funded by the Swedish government funding Agency- the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).
Fred Kabagambe Kaliisa, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Permanent Secretary, says that the money will be used to extend the power grid from Rugombe to Kyenjojo town council and other trading centers.
He is optimistic that the work being undertaken by FERDSULT Engineering Services Ltd will be complete by December.
The Energy Permanent Secretary says that the power project would initially target a minimum of 2,204 consumers and later expand to benefit a big percent of the people of Kyenjojo.
He said Kyaka Sub District would receive electric power under phase two of the Rural Electrification Project.
Engineer Moses Murengezi, the Executive Director Rural Electrification Agency (REA), says that Bundibugyo, Abim, Katakwi, Pader and Kaberamaido districts would soon have their headquarters connected to electricity.
Eng. Murengezi said that electricity coverage in rural areas is bound to increase from 5% to 10% by by 2012.