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African Kiira goes electric

Kiira Moptors in Uganda has launched Africas first electric hybrids. As some parts of the continent still lacks electricity Kiira has choose to start its introduction of electric vehicles with two hybrids. The combination of two power sources fits the market and will ensure that the introduction will be sucessful in all areas of the continent.

Paul Isaac Musasizi, CEO of Kiira Motors, said that the initial requirements for production will be in place by December 2019. By turning electric the company will generate 2,000 direct jobs and about 12,000 indirect jobs for Ugandans.

The introduced models are Kiira EV POC - the first electric vehicle in Africa; the Kiira EV Smack - the first hybrid electric vehicle in Africa; and Kayoola Solar Bus - the first solar powered electric bus in Africa.

Kiira EV POC - the first electric vehicle in Africa

 

 

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Power One has secured sustainable land for the solar park in Burundi

The municipality of Nyanza Lac initially offered government owned land for Power One to the solar park in Kabonga. However, the land was located directly at the shore of lake Tanganyika. Power One therefore decided to decline the offer to avoid disturbing the beautiful and delicate shoreline. Instead, another area was chosen for the solar park, located in a dry and suitable area.

The selected land is a dry area in between agricultural land and has 17 private owners. Power One's team has therefore met with the owners. There was a desire to sell and Power One's COO Séraphine Barigenera has now negotiated and agreed on a price with the owners. Now they all get paid well for their land, but the price is still within the budget on which the calculations are based.

 

Both the municipal council chairman in Nyanza Lac, Jean Claude Nduwimana, his technical manager Oscar Siyawesi and Kabonga's area manager Emmanuel Nsanzerugeze, have all participated in the negotiations in a constructive way and announce that the permit part for construction will not take longer for the land that has now been concluded. on.

- Through this transaction, Power One takes a constant environmental responsibility while leaving the time schedule and budget unaffected. A win-win situation says Séraphine Barigenera, COO Power One.

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