YEMEN Press Agency

Sanaa government announces provision of free electricity to poor of Hodeida

SANAA, Jun. 14 (YPA) – Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Finance – Head of the Hodeida Support and Development Fund, Rashid Abu Lahoum, on Tuesday revealed that the poor of Hodeida province will be provided with free electricity.

Presenting explanations to the House of Representatives, Abu Lahoum confirmed that the fund had conducted surveys for a number of districts in Hodeida, including citizens’ homes, in cooperation with the Central Bureau of Statistics and citizens in those districts.

Dr. Abu Lahoum referred to the number of beneficiaries and the projected maps of those surveys for those eligible in those districts, affirming that consumer devices were counted in those homes that were included in the survey.

He explained that the Ministry of Electricity and the Public Electricity Corporation were informed of the fund’s readiness to meet the consumption costs of the aforementioned poor beneficiaries by giving them pre-paid meters.

The head of the fund added that a number of solar energy systems have been provided to a number of centers and facilities.