Scottish Gov contributes £100,000 for electricity in Malawi (STV NEWS)


Scottish Government contributes £100,000 to help build vital electricity supplies in rural Malawi
Vital electricity supplies in rural Malawi are being built with the help of investment from the Scottish Government.

Community Energy Malawi (CEM) has been working with a team from the University of Strathclyde to provide energy to schools, clinics and homes in the east African country where the power supply is scarce.

The Scottish Government is giving £100,000 to the project to support training in the operation and maintenance of 43 community energy installations in 12 districts in Malawi until the end of April 2017.

Access to energy in Malawi has been described as “dire”, with only 9% of the population currently having access to grid electricity, leaving 15 million people without power.

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