The Tana River County government has partnered with Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) aimed at helping realise and energy master plan for the region.
Speaking to the Nation in Hola on Thursday, Tana River Governor Dhadho Godhana said his administration intends to oversee the supply of electricity deep into the most remote areas of the county as a major step in encouraging industrialisation.
“We already have a master plan for the Hola Municipality which is expected to kick off next year. We intend to have several industries here, but our electricity coverage is wanting,” he said.
The governor said the plan, whose implementation will begin in February, will seek to connect more than 30 villages with electricity, making it easy for development to kick off in those areas.