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Energy companies team up to ensure easy access to energy in COVID-19 times

Wednesday July 8, 2020

 

Solar company D.light and Oil and Gas company Shell have teamed up to support over 100,000 families that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.


In a statement released by the two companies, the beneficiaries will be from Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria where the companies operate most.


The support is aimed at helping families to continue accessing reliable electricity that they can use to work, live, learn and communicate.


This comes at the heels of continued school closure that has left radio and TV stations as one of the ways through which learners can go on with their education system.


“As we come to terms with the new normal, this donation will allow us to make life brighter for families going through the lockdowns,” D.Light CEO Ned Tozun noted.


“Improving access to energy supports better health and wellbeing while creating new prospects for people and so we are glad to be part of an initiative aimed at making life better,” Shell Vice President in charge of Social Performance Joanna Cochrane added.

The donation also comes in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 7 that points to the provision of modern energy for all.