Consultants from Green Mini-grids, AFD Bank, and a representative from KUDURA Power East Africa Ltd paid a courtesy visit to the County Department of Energy and Mining, to discuss the progress of the KUDURA’S solar mini-grids development in the County.
While welcoming the team, County Chief Officer for Mining and Energy, David Maraka, affirmed the County Government’s commitment to support the implementation of KUDURA projects.
“As a county, we will bolster up all aspects of KUDURA operations because we know the benefit of power to our community,” Chief Maraka said.
He further reiterated the need for KUDURA to engage County Government officers in addressing some of the concerns raised by the community regarding the projects.
“The Chief Officer said the Power Energy organizations should involve the government officials, who would assist in addressing community concerns, in terms of land rights, capacity building, and civic education,” said Maraka.
The KUDURA representative, Abraham Wangila, explained that the Ltd Co. was an integrated clean energy and water solution that generates and supplies electricity through the development of solar mini-grids.
He said that the company was developing 22 Mini-Grids across the County in Lokangae, Nakururum, Natiira, (Turkana West), Karebur, Lokitoeangaber, Makutano, Nakalale(Turkana North) Kangirisae, Naoros, Kapua, Kalimapus,(Turkana Central), Nameyan, Nasiger (Loima) and Juluk, Kangalita, karoge, Kimabur, Loperot, Nagetei (Turkana South).
Present in the meeting were Joseph Njuguna and Gerald Hendriksen (consultants, Green Mini-Grids and AFD Bank), Emase Lopetet (Ag. Director, Energy and Petroleum), Epat Lojokomoe (Director, Administration), Ebei Samuel (Senior Electrical Inspector), Mary Chege (Principal Administrator) and Ronald Kariabur (Electrical Inspector Officer).