I happened to pass here.. allAfrica.com: Tanzania: Tanesco to Spend 10 Billion - to Electrify Bukoba Rural and it says "Bukoba THE Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco), has earmarked to spend a total of 10bn/-, under the Rural Electrification Project in Bukoba Rural district. The Acting Regional Tanesco Manager, Andrew Ajama, said the project would cover several villages including Kanazi, Ibwera, Katoro, Kasharu, Rubale and Izimbya.He said the project was expected to be completed by end of August, this year and urged people to utilize the opportunity by installing electricity in their homes to speed up development. He said people living within 30- metre distance would be required to contribute a total of 450,000/- being installation charges, while those within 50 metres would be required to contribute 1.5m/-.Meanwhile, residents of Kitobo Ward, in Kiziba Division, in Misenyi district have raised concern about loose electricity wires, which posed a security risk to people and their livestock. The Ward Councillor for Kitobo, Samson Ishengoma, told the 'Sunday News', that the electricity wires were hazardly hanging over roof tops and banana plantations.He said the matter had already been reported to Tanesco officials and appealed for urgent intervention. Mr Ajama, confirmed to have received the report adding that experts were dealing with the problem.He appealed to people to report immediately when such problems occur and should avoid touching live wires." People, Tanesco owns the poles and lines up to the meter/LUKU box. The 450k or 1.5k upfront should never be regarded as contribution. In truth this is an advance to Tanesco - which should be returned via monthly bills we pay. Would be glad to hear your views.