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.