BBOXX, a British company offering solar power materials has expanded activities in Rwamagana district with a target of availing off-grid solutions to more rural areas.
The opening of a new shop of solar energy materials in Rwamagana yesterday becomes the 26th adding to the existing outlets in 25 districts countrywide.
In an interview with IGIHE, the newly appointed CEO of BBOXX in Rwanda,Monica Keza Katumwine has expressed delight to have lit many households and hope to cover all remote areas not accessible by the on-grid.
“We plan to connect 58,000 households by the end of this year. Our solar equipments have been availed to citizens and affordable to the majority of Rwandans with the durability of about 10 years,” she said.
She explained that BBOXX is upgrading its technology to enable clients use materials requiring more electricity including fridges.
Katumwine noted that BBOXX has been committed to transforming citizens’ livelihoods. Recently BBOXX paid Mituelle de santé for 40 households and bought livestock for some families during the celebration of achievements in Rwanda.
Katumwine assures to serve with utmost commitment given her 10 year experience in medium businesses to improve delivery of BBOXX activities among Rwandans.
‘I am committed to providing my contribution in transforming livelihoods of fellow Rwandans. As a female Rwandan operating inside the country, I have witnessed consequences of lacking electricity. I saw children revising using oil powered lanterns,” she said.
BBOXX is one of the companies belonging to private investors committed to facilitating the government of Rwanda’s target of connecting electricity to 70% household by 2018 with 48% expected to use electricity on-grid while 22% will use off-grid solutions. 30% of Rwandans are connected today.
BBOXX has offered solar energy materials to more than 25,000 Rwandans in rural areas since it opened shop in 2014. It had one shop in Musanze district at the beginning.