Tanzanian authorities told parliament on Wednesday that 333 houses in the country’s southern region of Mtwara will be connected to natural gas by September this year.

The Deputy Minister for Energy, Subira Mgalu, told the House in the capital Dodoma that 26 houses in the region have already been connected to natural gas, minimizing the effect of using charcoal as source of energy.

“The government is implementing a program to connect natural gas to individuals as well as industries, and Mtwara region is one of the beneficiaries,” said the official.

Mgalu said state-owned Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation in collaboration with the private sector will also implement a program to connect natural gas to houses in Lindi and Coast regions.

“Feasibility studies for the program are underway and we expect the program to start by May next year in Lindi and Coast regions,” said Mgalu. Enditem


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