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National Rural Electrification Programme In Zimbabwe

 

 

This fact sheet shows the progress made so far, by the Rural Electrification Agency in electrifying, 3 of its major sectors, namely, education, health and business centres. The information is based on Parliament's informatics database and that obtained from the report of completed projects compiled by the Rural Electrification Agency.

Rural Electrification

The rural electrification programme was initiated in 2002 following the enactment of the Rural Electrification Fund Act (2002). The major thrust of the Rural Electrification Fund is to ensure that there is equitable distribution of resources in the electrification of the rural areas in Zimbabwe. It is hoped that by electrifying the rural areas, development will be accelerated. Some of the projects that are anticipated to bring development in the rural areas include irrigation schemes and a number them have been electrified in different provinces. Some of the sectors that have been electrified under this programme include, schools, health centres, business centres, government offices, villages, chiefs' homesteads, small-scale farms and mines.

There are a number of works in progress, which are at a standstill due to financial constraints. The major source of revenue of the Agency comes from a 6% levy that is charged on electricity consumers. The Agency did not receive adequate funding from the national fiscus, hence it is unable to meet all its obligations. The Agency also needs US$33 million to buy equipment and activate phase II of the programme, which is still to be implemented. None of the provinces have reached a 50% mark in terms of electrification of the major sectors.

The tables below show statistics per province and in 48 constituencies. The information is based on the data that is available and data on some constituencies is still being compiled. Provincial Profile

Province

Primary Schools

 

Secondary Schools

Health Centres

 

Business Centres

 
 

Actual

Electrified

%

Actual

Electrified

%

Actual

Electrified

%

Actual

Electrified

%

Manicaland

779

226

29

242

137

56

242

90

56

420

172

40

Mashonaland Central

442

170

38

167

97

58

167

76

55

188

114

60

Mashonaland East

591

137

23

245

89

36

245

36

18

202

85

42

Mashonald West

609

274

44

254

93

36

254

33

21

191

58

30

Masvingo

707

148

20

259

120

46

259

72

37

301

136

45

Matebeleland North

449

108

24

107

53

49

107

34

33

196

65

33

Matebeleland South

471

118

25

103

58

56

103

38

36

269

84

31

Midlands

647

107

16

249

68

27

249

37

17

176

76

43

Province

Total % Electrified

Manicaland

39%

Mashonaland Central

49%

Mashonald East

28%

Mashonaland West

37%

Masvingo

32%

Matebeleland North

30%

Matebeleland South

31%

Midlands

22%

 

 

 

CONSTITUENCY PROFILES

Matebeleland North

Province

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Health Centres

Business Centres

 

Actual

Electrified

Actual

Electrified

Actual

Electrified

Actual

Electrified

Binga

56

11

10

5

16

5

19

7

Bubi-Umguza

83

17

19

15

16

7

17

4

Hwange East

51

17

10

9

21

7

18

18

Hwange West

8

1

5

0

1

0

1

1

Lupane

95

20

20

6

13

4

22

17

Nkayi

77

19

21

9

15

7

67

13

Tsholotsho

79

22

22

8

16

5

72

12

                 

 

 

 

Mashonaland West

 

Constituency

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Health Centres

Business Centres

 

Actual

Electrified

Actual

Electrified

Actual

Electrified

Actual

Electrified

Chegutu

58

13

17

3

9

0

17

4

Hurungwe East

37

9

23

7

9

0

5

2

Hurungwe West

76

39

32

15

8

3

13

8

Kariba

26

9

13

1

8

4

18

4

Makonde

68

33

28

4

20

5

24

14

Manyame

31

6

6

0

2

0

3

0

Mhondoro

40

16

24

8

8

4

41

6

Ngezi

44

8

19

5

14

1

5

1

Sanyathi

56

13

17

1

13

1

2

0

Zvimba North

39

20

14

6

13

10

5

1

Zvimba South

35

23

20

11

0

6

26

2

 

Mashonaland Central

 

Constituency

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Health Centres

Business Centres

 

Actual

Electrified

Actual

Electrified

Actual

Electrified

Actual

Electrified

Bindura

45

14

17

7

12

5

30

10

Guruve North

42

11

15

4

19

6

14

4

Guruve South

41

15

19

11

8

5

18

3

Mazowe East

36

20

19

16

16

11

11

7

Mazowe West

52

19

12

4

19

5

3

0

Mt Darwin North

34

17

11

8

7

5

40

12

Mt Darwin South

40

14

14

9

7

6

19

8

Muzarabani

55

11

18

5

9

7

28

7

Rushinga

52

12

19

7

13

5

9

9

Shamva

40

18

20

12

22

10

15

7

 

 

 

Matebeleland South

 

Constituency

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Health Centres

Business Centres

 

Actual

Electrified

Actual

Electrified

Actual

Electrified

Actual

Electrified

Beitbridge

55

17

12

8

20

7

33

13

Bulilima

59

3

12

2

11

2

14

2

Gwanda

91

26

26

11

23

8

87

17

Insiza

78

23

18

11

14

4

72

12

Mangwe

46

12

15

7

9

5

12

2

Matobo

72

13

20

9

13

4

45

15

Umzingwane

38

12

14

4

15

2

5

1

 

 

Masvingo Province

 

Constituency

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Health Centres

Business Centres

 

Actual

Electrified

Actual

Electrified

Actual

Electrified

Actual

Electrified

Bikita East

41

1

13

3

12

5

8

4

Bikita West

45

11

17

8

11

4

5

4

Chiredzi North

13

1

10

1

10

0

12

1

Chiredzi South

41

4

11

5

22

2

34

5

Chivi North

47

6

17

11

9

4

16

9

Chivi South

42

7

15

8

6

3

19

5

Gutu North

76

21

26

11

15

6

38

13

Gutu South

71

13

28

8

10

4

36

6

Masvingo North

57

14

20

7

16

5

31

4

Masvingo South

43

1

11

1

8

4

29

2

Mwenezi

110

13

40

11

18

9

43

7

Zaka East

40

9

13

4

8

2

-

-

Zaka West

52

13

23

10

13

4

-

-

Mashonaland Central has the highest number of infrastructure that has been electrified and Midlands has the lowest number.

Last modified on Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:07