The Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry has set up a biogas project in Charumbira Village in Masvingo, ZBC News reports.
Biogas has been cited as an alternative source of energy for rural communities and the Charumbira village’s ZWL $58 000 project is a demonstration project.
Speaking about the project, Environmental Management Agency Manager for Masvingo Province, Mr Milton Muusha said:
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This is a centre of excellence, and we want to train a lot of people in the rural areas on how to implement biogas energy in their homes
President of the Chief’s council, Chief Fortune Charumbira thanked the ministry for the project and urged the government to expand into other villages:
We are very grateful for what the government has done for us. This source of energy is new and most people are not aware of this technology
According to the publication:
Biogas is a possible and alternative form of energy that can substitute traditional fuels like firewood and dried cow dung and is suitable for rural household cooking, heating and lighting.
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