25 Oct 250 000 solar lamps will replace kerosene lamps in villages
The Council of Ministers on Wednesday 24 October has announced having taken important resolutions to reduce greenhouse gases emissions in Côte d’Ivoire trough the distribution of Hi-Tech solar lamps in rural areas and the establishment of taxes to environment polluters. Ivorian authorities plan to provide solar lights to rural populations in replacement of kerosene lamps, announced Minister of Post and information technologies, spokesman of the government, Bruno Koné, on Wednesday, October 24 at after the Council of Ministers. « the project will start with 250,000 lamps that will be distributed shortly in households that use kerosene lamps, » he said. This measure is part of the « Sunlighting Côte d’Ivoire » project. In a first phase, this project aims to provide lighting to the majority of rural populations. In a second phase, through « Sunlighting Côte d’Ivoire », the state intends to reduce environmental pollution and obtain carbon revenues as well as eradicating fires caused by hurricane lamps in villages. « The President has asked for this figure to be increased to reach 1 million solar lamps, » said Bruno Koné.