M5 million electrification for Hlotse villagers

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Tokelo Rasephei

SIX villages in the Hlotse No. 13 Constituency are set to benefit from a M5 million rural electrification project, the Minister of Energy and Meteorology, Mokotlo Hloaele, has said.

Mr Hloaele said this while officially launching the electrification project in Sebili village in Hlotse on Monday.

He said 365 families will be connected to the electricity grid immediately after the completion of the wiring process that will be carried out by the LR Construction Company.

“The total amount of M 5 167 498 has been allocated to the villages of Matata, Masebeng, Subeng, Sebili, Shama and Makhare for the installation of electricity,” Mr Hloaele said.

“I want to assure every member of the community who joined in their village’s electrification scheme and paid the minimum deposit of M500 that they will soon have electricity installed in their homes.”

He said the full installation fee for each household was M2500. However, those who had paid M500 would be connected and allowed to pay the outstanding balance in instalments.

For his part, LR Construction representative, Ts’iu Seala, revealed that his company had been given 26 weeks to complete the wiring project.

He said they were looking forward to cordial working relations with the beneficiaries.

Hlotse No.13 constituency legislator and Minister of Mining, Keketso Sello, attended the ceremony and expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Energy and Meteorology for considering the rural communities of Hlotse who had waited for a long time for electricity to be installed in their villages.

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