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Only 120 electricians are licensed in Rwanda

Nearly four months have elapsed since the March 1 ban on unlicensed electricians working on construction projects and according to officials, only 120 electricians have been able to obtain licenses in their country.

The government, through Rwanda Utility and Regulatory Authority (RURA) banned unlicensed electricians as part of the effort to improve safety of buildings and the enforcement started with public buildings in the City of Kigali.

Speaking to The New Times, Alex Mutware, the General Manager of Energy, Water and Sanitation Regulation Department at RURA revealed that so far they have received more than 300 applications of which 250 were successful.

He said that out of these, 120 have been issued with valid permits and the rest are still being processed, he said.

Read more: The New Times

 


 

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