REA inaugurates 7.5KWP Solar Mini Grid project in Anambra
By Ikenna Omeje
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA), has inaugurated a 7.5KWP Solar Mini Grid project in Ozubulu, Anambra State, to power a health facility — Joint Hospital.
According to The Guardian, the project was completed in partnership with a private sector contractor, Eauxwell Nig Limited.
Speaking at the inauguration, Managing Director, REA, Ahmad Salihijo, represented by Alozie Solomon, said the Federal Government had been mandated to implement sustainable and reliable energy infrastructure, especially with off-grid technologies.
Salihijo said: “I strongly believe the quality of lives will be improved and both the young and the old will have access to better healthcare service as well as learning experiences in this community and other beneficiary communities.”
Also speaking, Executive Director, Rural Electrification Fund, Sanusi Ohiare, informed that plans were underway to replicate the project across communities.
On his part, the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, who noted that the hospital would improve quality of service to patents, further stated: “It is important to stress that the benefits of clean, safe and reliable electricity in this hospital will increase the number of patients visiting the hospital and improve the quality of health service by doctors to patients.
“We will now be able to attend to patients at night, store bloods and medicinal supplies without fear of them getting damaged.”