The government of China has officially handed over solar street lamps to Uganda’s KCCA at a ceremony at the Kampala Serena Hotel. The grant for the solar lights was the result of an agreement signed by the Government of the republic of China and Government of Uganda in 2012 on the initiation of a solar project to aid Uganda.
The 98 lights were installed by Huawei Technologies Uganda along Kabaka Anjagala road, Usafi Car Park, Nsambya Road, Mbogo Road and State House Close.
Mr. Radoslaw Kedzia, the Managing Director Huawei Technologies Uganda, said that the lights were easy to maintain, save up to 85,000kwh every year and have zero carbon dioxide emissions. He added that each light’s battery can support three days working of LED light in case there are days with no sunlight.
Mr. Zhao Yali, the ambassador of China to Uganda noted that the grant was a sign of good relations between Uganda and China as a result of an economic and technological agreement that was signed in 2011.
Mr. Frank Tumwebaze; the minister for Presidency and KCCA affairs, Mrs. Jenifer Musisi Ssemakula Executive Director KCCA and other dignitaries from KCCA also graced the event.