The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has launched a sustainable energy campaign to run from June 29 to July 2 at the Independence Park, Mbarara district.
According to James Banaabe, the commissioner of energy in the ministry, the campaign is aimed at promoting the adoption of energy-efficient practices and renewable energy technologies that are cheap and environmentally-friendly.
“Among the technologies on display will include renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies such as biomass stoves, solar lanterns, petroleum products like Liquefied Petroleum Gas, as well as raising awareness on how to be energy sensitive in our homes and businesses,” Banaabe said.
Thozama Gangi, the managing director of Eskom Uganda, says they are glad to be part of the initiative on increasing public awareness on energy.
“We aim to educate the public on energy-efficient practices and to enable consumers to interact with service providers in the renewable energy sector,”Gangi said.
“Electricity is a key driver of economic development and we urge everyone to embrace the solutions that this initiative is offering for the benefit of the nation,” she added.
Over 50 companies are expected to take part in the exhibition and entrance is free.
After the exhibition in Mbarara, the ministry is taking the energy sustainability campaigns countrywide, in partnership with Eskom Uganda Limited.
The Mbarara exhibition follows in the footsteps of the annual energy week held in Kampala in September where companies dealing in renewable energy production and energy-efficient technologies exhibit their products.