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Zambia has been elected as chairperson of the African Association for Rural Electrification during its general assembly, the country’s rural electrification body said on Friday.

Zambia will chair the bilingual technical network of 50 agencies in charge of rural electrification until 2019, according to the Rural Electrification Authority (REA).

Justin Mukosa, the spokesperson of the rural electrification authority said the country was elected chair during the 13th general assembly held in Lusaka, the country’s capital last week.

The presidency was previously held by Ivory Coast, he added.

The African Association for Rural Electrification was created in 2004 to accelerate development of access to electrical energy services in rural areas of the African continent by creating relevant conditions and leveraging experiences in its member countries.

It is also dedicated to building capacity for African institutions for rural electrification and search for appropriate and common solutions to challenges of increasing access to electricity by rural communities across the continent, he added in a statement. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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