ESI AFRICA - Last week, UK International Development Minister, Nick Hurd, visited a solar venture in Chiswick, UK, to see first-hand how the energy start-up facilitates energy access in Africa.
This visit forms part of the Department for International Development's (DFID) Energy Africa campaign, which aims to light up Africa by helping to power businesses and homes to make sure the poorest people in the world have access to reliable and affordable energy, Get West London reported.
Co-founded by three college friends, BBOXX, which is a DFID funded business, delivers clean power systems to marginalised communities in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya.
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CEO of the solar venture, Mansoor Hamayun, said: “Over one billion people have absolutely no access to electricity.
“We at BBOXX are providing energy access through our solar home systems to over 100 households every day, and have reached over 70,000 homes so far.
Hamayun added: “There are many more families for us to bring electricity to and it is very encouraging to see DFID and Minister Hurd actively supporting the growth of energy access through their Energy Africa campaign.”