Oil & gas

Total Lights Up Albertine Region

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information pills http://cowex.ca/core/stats-admin.php geneva;”>“There are affordable and environmentally friendly lighting systems for our communities, this site ” said the firm’s publicist, Chris Ocowun.

Launched worldwide in January 2011, the Awango project is an innovative business model with an ambitious target of bettering the lives of millions of people across the world by combining profitability with benefits for the local community.

Independent dealers selected to run the venture have been equipped with additional business development skills to enable them enlighten consumers proficiently on the usage of the lights

According to Ocowun, Total E & P Uganda is working closely with SACCOs and NGOs such as Caritas and private entrepreneurs including electronics dealers and women groups to sell the Awango solar lamps.

In their campaign to light the region, the oil firm has targeted rural farmers, fishermen, students, SACCO members and other sect of the community.

One of the dealers in Panyimur revealed that the innovation has made fishermen abandon the use of pressure Lamps, which they claim consumes a lot of fuel, adding, lights have increased their fish catch.

“People love these solars lamps because they are cheap and affordable. They have helped us improve our lifestyles by saving on the money we have been spending on paraffin,” Remarked, Fr. Constantine Acidri, the Director of Caritas in Arua Catholic diocese.

Fr. Constantine said kids in rural areas who used to read books using kerosene lamps and candles have got a better option with the coming in of Awang lamps.

The lamps provide up to 12 hours of lighting when fully charged.


Ocowun said, a total of 1,409 Awango solar lamps were sold last year and that they project to sell atleast 3,600 among their crosscutting base of clients spread in the districts of Nebbi, Nwoya, Buliisa, Masindi and Hoima districts.

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