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22 March 2017, MUTARE - Independent power producer, Nyangani Renewable Energy (NRE) is planning to electrify a total of 46 schools in Honde Valley under Mutasa Rural District Council (RDC) by 2018 Tellzim News has learnt.
Mutasa RDC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) George Bandure said the new hydro power station, which is currently generating 28 megawatts, is going to benefit the Honde Valley community through the electrification of local schools.
"As the local authority, we held meetings with the investors and looked into how we can make ZimAsset work for us. We are certain that 46 schools will have been electrified by 2018 as 34 schools have already been connected to the grid.
"The electrification of schools in Honde Valley is a good move that will develop our communities through the improvement of learning conditions," Bandure said.
NRE runs small hydro-power stations including Pungwe, Nyamangura, Dururu that augment national power generating capacity and there are plans to build another one in Hauna.
Meanwhile, the RDC has also welcomed the move by members of Marange apostolic church to construct a school in Mutasa district.
"We appreciate their plans to construct a school here our district. This is a noble move because there are many members of the church in this area who will find a chance to have an education at a school that upholds the church's own Christian values," Bandure said.business,local