Rwanda: Rural Areas to Access Solar Energy

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Excerpt: The president of Solar Energy Africa, John Ssemanda, has said that the organization has an ambitious project of accessing solar energy to rural areas to boost economic development.

He said this to Bugesera residents, last week, while touring a solar energy site that was installed in Maranyondo village in Bugesera District. He noted that solar light Africa project was introduced in Rwanda by the first lady, Jeannette Kagame, the patron for the Solar Light Africa in Rwanda.

“Madame Jeannette Kagame launched solar lighting systems in Rwanda on July 12, 2005 and the country has so far received 100 solar lighting systems installed in the Bugesera, Gasabo, Gicumbi and Kicukiro districts. Our target is to ensure that all villages in the country get solar energy,” Ssemanda said.

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