Telecoms company to pump 100 megawatts into the national grid

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SINGIDA residents and the surrounding regions are expected to benefit from wind power projects by next year, which is expected to produce 100 megawatts.

The founder of Six Telecoms, Rashida Shamte, told the ‘Sunday News’ that the project will benefit many residents in the regions especially in trade activities, employment opportunities and contributing 100MW in the national electricity grid.

Apart from Six Telecom Company through its Wind East Africa Company, another firm that will be part of the project is Aldwych International of England and International Financial Corporation (IFC). He said that many investors will invest in the region due to the availability of electricity and bring development and urbanisation.

He explained that apart from official starting of the project next year, the main aim of their company is to start production early in order to achieve their goal of the implementation of the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) manifesto as well as to support the priority of the fifth phase government under President John Magufuli of making Tanzania an industrial country.

“At the moment, we have announced a tender of purchasing machinery, this tender will be closed in May after getting a bidder, we undertook a consumable compensation population in the project area and our aim is to ensure the area will be ready for construction and installing the machinery by September, this year,” he said.

He said the project is funded by the World Bank through its institution and assured Singida residents to be ready for changes that will promote and bring development of the regions and residents.

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