Energie Centrafricaine (ENERCA), the utility body of the Central African Republic has been inspired by Electrogaz pre-paid billing system for electricity.
ENERCA sent a delegation of five people to learn from Electrogaz’s experience on the billing system.
During their one week stay in Kigali, working with Electrogaz staff, the delegation was shown different facilities that the Rwanda water and electricity body uses in the billing system.
Elisabeth Kofio, ENERCA’s Director of Finance said it was a great achievement made by the Government of Rwanda and Electrogaz staff.
“The purpose for our visit is to learn the water and electricity pre-paid system which is used here in Rwanda and the using of the energy saving lamps,
“We are excited about the technology and the impressive efforts and energy used by Electrogaz’s staff in delivering these services, we are motivated by their work, we are ready to go back and work from the experience we have learnt from them,” Kofio explained.
According to Electrogaz management it was privilege to be receiving people from all corners of the region seeking trainings on how the pre-paid system works.
Management said that so far they have trained people from Burundi, Uganda, DRC, and Tunisia and now Central African Republic and were ready to give any assistance to anyone who needs it.
After having pioneered the “Electricity Pre-Payment” service, commonly referred to as “Cash Power”, Rwanda’s water and electricity supplier said it is set to introduce water Pre-Prepayment facility.
Authorities said the service will be suitable for customers whose average monthly water bill is more than Rwf20,000. Interested customers will sign an agreement with the utility body for a period not less than six months.