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Africa: Leverage the Sun Energy to Address Energy Poverty in Africa

29th July 2022


By Molly Wasonga

Access to energy is a fundamental welfare to human beings undoubtedly and without which, households are forced to rely on polluting and dangerous sources of energy.

An Oxfam survey reports that energy poverty presents a serious challenge in sub-Saharan Africa, despite longstanding efforts to address it. That that in 2014, 633 million people lacked access to electricity and 792 million people relied on traditional biomass as their primary energy source for cooking. This results to drudgery, poisoning, fires, burns, limited economic opportunity, and premature death due to respiratory diseases.