Lack of electricity access has hindered the growth of a number of areas in Africa with an imbalance of development. Investors have shied off from reaching into the interior parts of some African countries due to lack of electrification and have rather congested in major towns and cities. Their phobia has robbed off citizens job opportunities and a chance to elevate their socio-economic status.
An American Fargo business is determined to change the course of 11 villages in Uganda as it plans to light their nights in the coming nights. Tom Enright, the founder of GoodBulb company is heading to Uganda to change the lives of the citizens in the villages.
The President has already a few thousand solar lanterns that will benefit the citizens in the villages. These are areas seemingly to have been neglected due to poor infrastructure and have suffered much with little development progress. Electrification is more of a continental problem yet to be solved with billions of people living in darkness.
The solar lights are seen as an alternative to kerosene which is quite expensive and dangerous for the health of the children. Kerosene lanterns have been the primary source of lighting at night for school children in villages, but could be phased out once the solar lanterns check in.
The plastic lantern to be received by the villagers in the country have a lasting impact to serve the population for a long time. They can be deflated during the time of travel. There are levels of the strength of the light which can be regulated for optimum use.
Tom Enright has defined the plastic lanterns as “clean light” in a bid to clean out the inefficient kerosene lanterns. He hopes to make a difference with the project and impact the lives of many in Uganda.