President William Ruto cooking gas pledge

In the coming months, the Ministry of Energy will start distributing discounted cooking gas cylinders to households around the nation.

According to the Ministry's promises made during the current government achievement and execution roadshow, low-income households would get 60,000 cylinders by the year 2024.

The discounted gas cylinders would only be accessible in the 6kg capacity size, according to the Ministry's announcement, which was spearheaded by Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir.

Conversely, this year will also see the connection of several schools to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) infrastructure.

Energy Secretary Davis Chirchir will be testifying before the National Assembly Committee on Energy on September 25, 2023, and a mechanism for replenishing LPG will also be discussed.

By supplying 300 public learning institutions with LPG infrastructure and seed gas, we want to convert them to using clean cooking gas in 2024.

"Roll out and distribute 60,000 6kg LPG cylinders to low-income homes and clean cooking gas to public institutions by the end of 2024'," said a portion of the statement.

The usage of firewood and kerosene would be eradicated in 2023, according to President William Ruto's vow, who said he would give subsidised gas cylinders to households.

An important development in October 2023 was the approval of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Growth Policy by the Cabinet. This policy effectively removed taxes from the gas business.

With the help of collaborations with financial institutions, LPG companies, and the Ministries of Health and Education, the planned interventions will also include setting up common-user LPG import terminals, providing low-income households with subsidised LPG cylinders, and encouraging LPG usage in institutions.

"These regulations aim to lower consumer prices and enhance public safety while contributing to both public health and environmental sustainability," according to the Cabinet announcement.

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