Power to all by 2020

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Access to electricity is a central building block for socio-economic development. It empowers communities to increase income “” and productivity, gain access to healthcare “” and education “” and enhance water “” and food security. 

By FAITH KOSGEI

To end all forms of poverty, “” and fight inequalities, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016. One of the goals is universal access to electricity by 2030. Kenya has brought this forward to year 2020. If Kenya achieves this goal, it will have electrified faster than the US, which took more than two decades before achieving 95 per cent connectivity in rural America. Kenya aims to achieve the same in seven years. This is ambitious.

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