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ComAfrique, Indian rotary club present 200 solar lights to health ministry

Oct 9, 2015, 11:38 AM | Article By: Adama K. Jallow

The ComAfriqueInverSol Initiative (CII), in collaboration with Rotary Club of Quilon (Kollam, India), Wednesday presented 200 solar lights to the Ministry of Health.

The items, valued at approximately D560,000, are to be further distributed to at least 50 primary health centres.Each of the health centres is to be given at least two solar lights.

The initiative is meant to ensure the availability of light to rural health centres, particularly in emergencies when there is no electricity supply.

The solar lights were received by the Minister of Health Dr Omar Sey during a presentation held at Madina Salam village, near Kartong.

The development came true as ComAfriqueInverSol in partnership with Rotary Club of Quilon agreed to provide solar lights to primary health centres across the rural areas of The Gambia.

Officials of ComAfrique said the solar lights were manufactured by Intelizon Energy Ltd in India.

About 7,000 of such lights have been used to light up over 180 villages in Guinea Bissau and The Gambia under ComAfriqueInverSol Initiative since 2009.