Wednesday
July 6
2022

Bboxx & Orange Connect 150,000 People in DRC to Clean Energy

Bboxx, a Pan-African super platform providing access to essential products and services, and Orange Telecom have partnered to launch a new mini-grid project to help accelerate the provision of clean energy access for households across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The project utilises an ABC model (Anchor Business Community).

Less than 10% of the population in the DRC has access to electricity currently, making it the country with the largest number of people without access in Africa after Nigeria.

Today’s official opening ceremony for the mini-grid site in Bukavu, in the presence of Théo Nguabidje Kasi, Governor of Sud Kivu, Laurent Van Houcke, Co-founder of Bboxx & MD Bboxx Capital, Akim Musimwa, Regional Director of Orange DRC, and Idesbald Chinamula, MD of ANSER, marks the beginning of this new partnership, and the project forms part of Bboxx’s wider Connected Community programme.

Photo courtesy of Acumen Fund.

Source: ITNewsAfrica.com (link opens in a new window)

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Energy
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clean energy, electricity, minigrids, partnerships, renewable energy, solar