Tony Blair: new solar power plant in Rwanda is symbolic

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"The $23m project, which adds 8.5MW to the national grid, was developed by Gigawatt Global after Rwanda’s first competitive process for private investment in the energy sector. It was negotiated by those in working as part of the SCBI in the Rwanda Development Board and Rwanda’s Energy Utility.

It is situated on land owned by Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, whose mission is to care for Rwanda’s most vulnerable children orphaned before and after the Rwandan genocide. The village is leasing land to house the solar facility, the fees from which will help pay for a portion of the Village’s charitable expenses.  As part of the visit, Tony Blair also spoke to young people at the Village."

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