With German support, Uganda has managed to increase energy supply and efficiency, by using mainly renewable sources. The objective is to quickly reduce the current overdependence on wood fuel that accelerates deforestation, land degradation and indoor air pollution.
The upcoming tasks according German Abassador:
- On grid: Almost 80 per cent of the population, mostly in rural areas, still has no access to electricity.
- Off grid: More needs to be done to promote decentralised, off-grid electricity supply from renewable sources leveraging private investments to this end is essential.
- No more charcoal: New solutions for cooking are a prerequisite for stopping further deforestation and thus ensuring food security in the future.
Full article: Daily Monitor