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Govt official tips on clean cooking technologies

By Francis Emorut

Added 29th October 2016 02:13 PM

All these are a big market, there shouldn't be any complaint to grow your business. It will depend on how innovative and aggressive you are

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All these are a big market, there shouldn't be any complaint to grow your business. It will depend on how innovative and aggressive you are

Photos by Francis Emorut

The assistant commissioner renewable energy in the ministry of energy and mineral development, John Tumuhimbise, has encouraged the sector promoting renewable energy to take advantage of thousands of schools and institutions, teachers training colleges, police, prisons and army barracks in the country in promoting clean cooking technologies. 


He cited 24,000 schools in the country which use firewood for preparing meals for pupils and students.

"All these are a big market, there shouldn't be any complaint to grow your business. It will depend on how innovative and aggressive you are," he stated.

 

Tumuhimbise was speaking during the second annual general meeting of Uganda National
Association of Clean Cooking in Kampala.

He also appealed to the clean cooking industry to benchmark other countries as it is critical to replicate new technologies in the country.

"Go and benchmark in other countries and see what they are doing and transfer that experience here," he said.

The government official also reminded the renewable energy sector that opportunities to export products of clean cooking technologies do exist in the neighboring countries such as Kenya, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda and South Sudan.

 

Markus Fuerst the association board member encouraged participants to intensify in advocating for clean cooking technologies.

Eddie Oketcho the communications officer of World Wide Fund Uganda country office told participants that the youth need to be brought on board as far as promoting clean cooking technologies is concerned because they provide labour.

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