The UK-based renewable energy business BBOXX, at the invitation of the Togo President Faure Gnassingbé, is set to roll out some 300,000 solar home systems in the country over the next five years.
This development comes after BBOXX joined ‘CIZO’ (meaning ‘light up’ in Guin, a local language), an initiative by the president to provide a sustainable mix of energy to the population. Togo has a population of about 7 million, and it is estimated some 700,000 homes live off the grid.
As part of the government’s Vision 2030, Togo wants to provide its citizen access to electricity using a mix of sustainable energy solutions. The coming up of BBOXX to join the ‘CIZO’ is seen as a step further to achieving this goal.
From left to right: Joe Segal (BBOXX), Mansoor Hamayun (CEO, BBOXX), H.E. President Faure Gnassingbé, Thomas Chevilotte (BBOXX advisor), Honorable Minister Cina Lawson, ICT Minister, and Honorable Minister Marc Bidamon, Minister of Energy
“The President has a strong vision to provide access to electricity to 2 million Togolese people. The governmental authorities have created the right framework to facilitate and attract private capital to electrify …read more