KAMPALA, Uganda

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will provide free water and electricity across the country for the next two months, officials said.

“The measure is taken in order to reduce household expenses during this COVID-19 period,” said Papy Pungu, the deputy minister of hydraulic resources and electricity.

The National Electricity Company (SNEL) and water supply company Regie de Distribution d’Eau (REGIDESO) have confirmed that they met with government officials and agreed to the suggestion of providing free water and electricity across the country for the next two months. 

Clement Mubiayi, the chief executive officer of REGIDESO, said: “We

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