Israeli inspired US-based organization Innovation Africa (iA) has extended its services of providing clean water and lighting to Tanzanians in Dodoma, as part of its global mission to support the welfare of rural African villages. It is no the first time the New York non-profit organization is commencing a project in the country, having already accomplished over 18 projects. As a token of its innovative mission to bring solutions to the rural areas, the organization has partnered with Bayport Tanzania.
Their union is geared at making the lives of Dodoma residents fairer by granting them access to clean water and lighting. According to iA’s website, close to 620 million Africans live in darkness. The limitations have led to slow development not only for the regions but also the settlers. With the solar solutions, the residents could improve their status and be productive in their economic lives.
Lack of electricity has been a turn off to a number of investors who would want to set up electricity-driven businesses, to boost the economic growth of such remote areas. The high cost of tariffs and operation cost have robbed left the regions with untapped potential that could somewhat be beneficial to better their lives. Poor infrastructure has discouraged entrepreneurs from venturing into such regions.
Water supply has played another role in economic imbalance. iA is keen to set up water pumps to supply water to the households for domestic and economic use. It is estimated that close to 900 children per day die of a water-borne disease. Clean water to maintain hygiene standards is vital even for the running of educational institutions and public facilities as hospitals.
iA’s partnership with Bayport Management will seek to meet the high demand for clean water and electricity to improve the development of Dodoma. The initiative will impact the lives of the residents positively, ensuring they have a bright future and improved lives. iA has reached more than 100 million people, serving them with proper infrastructure to benefit villagers.
Their connection with Israel, a global leader in the innovation sector has helped them transform agriculture and energy as well. The agricultural technologies imbibed in the African setup has recorded a series of successes.
Close to 5% of the rural population in Tanzania have access to electricity, which is a poor figure. It has a similarity with Mozambique which has the same figures. Both on-grid and off-grid power solutions should be able to make access to this infrastructure easy and profitable. Modern energy services will drive economic activities in the rural regions as the Government hopes to electrify all villages by 2021.
The private sector has been involved in a number of electrification programs to spearhead the Government’s objectives.