Arua locals to be connected to national grid
At least 30,000 locals from the outskirts of the newly created Arua City are set to be connected to electricity the Rural Electrification Agency has announced. The Ayivu West Division MP Bernard Atiku told Nettech Reliable Media that this power will boost business in the area as this will see the creation of cottage industries, welding and saloons.
The areas to benefit are Ojovu, Koo, Etocaka, Andelezu, Adumi and Nyau Nyau.
Benefiting areas were previously using only wick lamps, and small solar panels for lighting. The new connection will be running from Onduparaka Trading Centre via Endri, Andelezu Trading Centre, Pajulu Trading Centre via Yivu Parish to Primary School and catholic church to Nyau Nyau Trading Centre. Ms Scovia Miru of Ojovu village in Yinvue cell, could not hide her joy of being connected to power for the first time in 30 years. The Ayivu West Division MP was optimistic that since the implementation stage was underway, all the mapped areas would be connected to the national grid by December.