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Kira gets sh225m solar lamps

By Andrew Ssenyonga

Added 5th April 2019 12:51 PM

The lamps which are manufactured in Europe have a warranty of three years with a lifespan averaging 25 years.

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Kira Municipality Mayor (light blue shirt) Julius Mutebi and municipality officials launching the installation of solar lights at Kasokoso ward, Bweyogerere division on April 4, 2019. Photo by Andrew Ssenyonga

The lamps which are manufactured in Europe have a warranty of three years with a lifespan averaging 25 years.

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WAKISO - Kira Municipality streets will be installed with 500 additional solar lamps over the next three months following a new procurement worth sh225m by the municipal authority.

The lamps which are manufactured in Europe have a warranty of three years with a lifespan averaging 25 years.

The project was awarded to lighting giant Mark consults to install solar lamps in the three divisions of Kira municipality including Kira, Namugongo, and Bweyogerere.

The municipality mayor Julius Mutebi revealed that in the new procurement, priority will be given to major trading centres and municipal street roads.

They include Kasokoso, Kiganda, Bweyogerere, Namugongo, Kireka, Kira town, Bulindo, and Kirinya, among others.

“When completed, the municipality will have a network of 1,170 street solar lamps positioning Kira as a municipality with the biggest solar lighting network in the country,” he said.

During the launch of the installation of the lamps on Thursday at Kasokoso trading centre, Mutebi said the new lights are automated allowing for remote control and monitoring.

He added that 40 of these lights will be integrated with cameras for security.

“The lights are aimed at improving the security in the municipality and also allow people in the trading areas to work for more hours,” he said.

The municipality town clerk Benson Iga asked the public to support this work through fighting vandalism.

“I want to thank some residents that have contributed towards putting lights on roads because we do not have enough money to do all these infrastructures. Those who are still struggling should look for money, give us and we install for them the lights because if we do a good road, it benefits you as the landowner,"  he said.

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