Looks like Akon may be the solution to NEPA/PHCN & our incessant power supply issues in Nigeria!
The Senegalese/American music star recently announced that he would be launching a Solar Academy in Bamako, Mali.
The Academy will train local African engineers and entrepreneurs in order to teach them how to produce solar power. The initiative, called “Akon Lighting Africa,” aims to bring solar power to over 600 million Africans.
While some European experts will be there to provide supplies and training, Akon, who is Senegalese-American, wants this to be a project firmly rooted in Africa. The Academy is expected to launch later this summer.
Watch what he had to say about his new initiative after the jump