• Thomas Huth

Monitor story earns Kumi’s 112-year man solar power

About 2 kilometers east of Kumi Town in the remote village of Otaaba, lives a centenarian who would have never owned a solar lighting kit from his own earnings.

Mzee John Oitamong, 112, lives a simple life, and is not a beggar but when good Samaritans offered to avail him with a solar lighting kit for his house, it only looked to him as a miracle.

The lighting kit which cost about Shs800,000 was donated to him by Village Power after reading a story about him in the Daily Monitor last year.

Village Power is an NGO which strives to develop renewable energy and offer a range of solutions in ensuring social-economic sustainability in rural electrification programmes.

Read the full story on www.monitor.co.ug

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