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Rural Electrification Programme Today I Was

 

FACT SHEETS: 

 

The following fact sheets provide detailed information about the institution of the Parliament of Zimbabwe and current policy issues

 

 

  • 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.

 

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