MTN connects Bugesera orphanage to solar energy

Mobisol, a German Company generating power from solar energy sources, on Wednesday, marked the 1000th solar home system installation in Abajambo Orphanage, Nyamata Sector in Bugesera District.

Mobisol, a German Company generating power from solar energy sources, on Wednesday, marked the 1000th solar home system installation in Abajambo Orphanage, Nyamata Sector in Bugesera District. 

The off-grid system was installed in collaboration with MTN as part of efforts  to improve access to electricity in rural households.

MTN CEO Ebenezer Asante, who officially switched on the solar system  at the orphanage said financing the project was not only part of giving back to the community, but also created a win-win situation.

“We want to ensure that the community gets connected to electricity that continues to play a major role in promoting economic activities. In the long run, we hope mobile phone usage will increase  and consequently, services like Mobile Money will be  delivered in the community.”

Jules Ndenga, the in charge of planning and policy at the Ministry of Infrastructure, said solar energy is much cheaper  and fits in well with the budgets of rural households.

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