Minister Chasi Commends Econet For Driving The Use Of Solar Energy

Energy and Power Development Minister, Fortune Chasi, has commended Distributed Power Africa (DPA), an Econet Wireless subsidiary for taking the lead in pushing for the use of solar energy.

Chasi was touring DPA’s recently commissioned solar power plant at Econet’s Willowvale office complex in Harare, he said:


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I would like to congratulate the Econet group and DPA for taking the lead in driving the use and adoption of renewable energy which reduces the load on the national power grid.

… The government fully supports the use of solar power and sees the adoption of renewable energy as a sustainable, clean and long-term option to the challenges of inadequate power supply.

… solar energy can alleviate the country’s dependence on both hydro-power energy and non-renewable fossil fuels, and it can significantly reduce the importation of energy and save scarce foreign currency, which can be used for other national developmental programmes.

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe group CEO Mr Douglas Mboweni said that his company is encouraged by the support rendered to the private sector by the government.

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Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, a subsidiary of Econet Wireless International, is the first and largest mobile network services provider in Zimbabwe. The telecoms giant became popular with its products and services such as Buddie. It has established branches in different corners of the country and enjoys... Read More About Econet Wireless Zimbabwe

Fortune Chasi is a lawyer, politician, and musician. He is Zimbabwe's former Minister of Energy and Power Development. In December 2017 under the Emmerson Mnangagwa administration, he was appointed as the deputy for legal affairs in the Zanu-PF party. Chasi was re-elected during the 2018... Read More About Fortune Chasi

Willowvale is an industrial area in Harare. It's mostly known as the area where Willowvale Motor Industries, one of Zimbabwe's motor vehicle assembly plants, is located. The area is next to to the suburbs of Southerton and Highfields. See Eaglesvale Senior School. Read More About Willowvale

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One Comment on “Minister Chasi Commends Econet For Driving The Use Of Solar Energy

  1. alternative energy sources always welcome for minimizing disruption of work. Load shedding while promoting innovation on one hand it has generated drawbacks for the have nots who cannot afford the costs of alternative sources.

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