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Marsabit County banks on green energy to grow rural economy

Marsabit County has embarked on a green energy revolution which is expected accelerate economic empowerment and gender mainstreaming in rural areas.

The county’s Urban and Energy Chief Officer Bartabes Galmagar said that the initiative was chiefly hatched to end gender inequality in the remotest areas.

He revealed that after the hope on grid and off-grid rural electrification processes seemed to bear no fruit, they resorted to installing solar energy in small trading centres to help in youth and women empowerment.

“For a long time, the conventional grid electrification had been implemented in Kenya and globally through a top-down approach with little inclusion of women, men or youth to establish their real needs. That’s why we initiated this need-based project to benefit all groups,” Mr Galmagar said.

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