Kenya - Last Mile Connectivity Project II


Project Summary

Approval Date 27 Jun 2016
Signature Date 17 Oct 2016
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23010
Commitment U.A 98,759,636.47
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed Last Mile Connectivity Project (LMCP) aims to optimize the use of selected Kenya Power and Lighting Company's (KPLC) 45 000 distribution transformers located in the country's 47 districts, through the extension of the low voltage network. It focuses on supporting the Kenyan government’s initiatives aimed at improving access to electricity for the Kenyans, especially the low income groups. The GoK (Government of Kenya) is indeed committed to increase the populations’ access to electricity from 53% in 2016 to 70% in 2017 and 100% in 2020. This support, which is part of this initiative’s Phase II, aims to connect a minimum of about 285 000 individual subscribers and 15 000 commercial subscribers located within a 600-m radius around an existing transformer. To do so, the project entails: (i) the supply of distribution equipment to connect 300,000 new subscribers; (ii) the construction of low voltage distribution lines (LV); iii) the supervision and management; and (iv) capacity building activities in targeted areas of expertise.

Project Objectives

The ultimate objective of this project is to increase the access to electricity for the low-income populations of Kenya. To fulfill this objective, the project plans to expand the low voltage distribution system to the entire country so districts, where the penetration rate is low, can benefit from its implementation.

Beneficiaries

The direct beneficiaries of this project are households, rural populations (belonging mainly to low income groups) and small businesses established in the vicinity of distribution transformers, in the districts where the penetration rate is the lowest. Indeed, by providing increased electricity access, the project will contribute to increase the standards of living among targeted households, particularly in terms of education, health and access to information. As for small businesses, it will help them increase their competitiveness and expand their activities.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Bank
Implementing
Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC)

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-KE-FA0-013
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

Export

Contact Details

Name WUBESHET ZEGEYE Alemayehu
Email a.wubeshet-zegeye@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Kenya