DEVELOPING: 200,000 Nigeria Women And Farmers Will Get Solar Powered Mini-Grids GRANT From USTDA
This indeed is a piece of Good news as the United State Of America Trade and Development Agency announced it plans to give a grant to a Nigerians Renewable Energy Company that connects over 200,00 women, farmers, and rural citizens to new solar-powered mini-grids, according to a statement on March 24
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The U.S Secretary of state John Kerry, Joined by U.S Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell and Assistant Secretary of States for African Affairs Linda Thomas Greenfield meet with a group of young women who have been empowered or are encouraging others to be empowered through women’s education in the Rosa Park Room at the U.S Embassy in Abuja Nigeria later before now
The USTDA is committed to providing and promoting inclusive economic development and bringing clean energy solutions to rural communities in Sub Sahara Africa of which Nigerian women and farmers will be most beneficially, said Enoh T. Ebond, the USTDA’s Acting Director.
Naturally, Nigerians including their women are hard-working people, but with an increase of bad government at federal and state levels in Nigeria, the hardworking Nigerians have little or nothing to show for
Women are more vulnerable to hardship and poverty in this part of the world, so women entrepreneur in Nigeria are also in needs of financial support during this period of a global pandemic
Empowering women at this period is very critical in developing Nigeria’s energy future and its grant funding allows for opportunities to improve equipment and services
This announcement is an emblement of the US-Nigeria relationship [it] supports the development of energy.. and promotes inclusion for women, siad Mary Leonard, US Ambassador to the Federal Republic Of Nigeria.
It also aligns with US President Joe Biden’s Executive order on tackling climate change, enacted January 27th, 2021, an event lend by his administration in the US to the global world
This development is good news to the ears as 200,000 Nigeria women and farmers have been projected to benefit from the grants,
The CEO of Sosai, the renewable energy company receiving the grant, said in a recent statement that ”this USTDA grant will support a huge step forward for Nigeria. and kick start life-changing projects for communities not just in Nigeria but across Sub Sahara Africa.
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