LIBERIA: Rural and Renewable Energy Agency Donates Solar Products to Gender Ministry

The Rural and Renewable Energy Agency of Liberia through its World Bank-funded Liberia Renewable Energy Access Project has on behalf of the President H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, donated solar products to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection. According to the RREA’s Executive Director – Joseph Tye Williams, the purpose of the donation is to increase access to electricity and to foster the use of renewable energy sources.

The donated items include: 33 Units of D20 solar lights, 82 Units of S300 solar lights, 153 Units of S300B solar lights, 62 Units of multi 100 plus solar lights, 29 Units of solar rooftop solar lights, 10 Units of multi 300 XL solar lights, 52 Units of S2 solar lights, 36 Units of Barefoot power solar lights, 13 Units of scandle 200 solar lights and 13 Units of PSHS 7000 solar lights.

Receiving the solar lights, Deputy Minister for Gender Madam Alice Johnson Howard extended the Ministry’s gratitude to H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah and the Rural and Renewable Energy Agency for such timely donation.

“This donation is so handy and timely especially during this Covid -19 pandemic where movement of people are stalled”, Madam Howard expressed.

The Deputy Gender Minister assured the donor that the Ministry will immediately begin the distribution of the solar products to the most needy of identifiable rural women, elderly, clinics, schools, and safe homes across the Country.

“On behalf of my Boss – Minister Williametta E. Saydee-Tarr, let me again appreciate President Weah and Rural and Renewable Energy Agency for the donation, I can assure you that all donated items will be used for the purpose intended”, Madam Johnson Howard concluded.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.