THE rural electrification programme in Bulolo district, Morobe province, has so far reached into 104 houses in three villages.
PNG Power’s rural electrification programme director Daniel Muturam and Bulolo MP Sam Basil last Saturday switched on power at Gamoks village near the Kumalu River.
Already 30 houses at Bangulum and 32 houses at Veisame had been connected.
Another 132 houses at the Sambio village would be switched on next month.
More than 290 houses from Timini at Mumeng station to Bulolo town would be switched on for K584,000.
Mr Muturam said technical expertise and resources were available to help villagers get electricity.
He said electricity powers the health centre’s refrigerators to store drugs and vaccines, schools to use computers and internet services and also for night studies.
“Most importantly, rural electrification programme minimises the hardship rural people face daily selling crops to buy kerosene and candles nightly and putting their lives at risk of fire,” he said.