Monday, February 19, 2018
ROLL - PS, Environment, Mr. Charles Sunkuli looking on as std. one pupils of Korr Primary School, Laisamis learn using laptops

ROLL – PS, Environment, Mr. Charles Sunkuli looking on as std. one pupils of Korr Primary School, Laisamis learn using laptops

Environment Principal Secretary Charles Sunkuli says the government will tap renewable energy to support the digital literacy programme (DLP) and protect the environment.

He said Kenya had a vast potential of solar energy that if fully exploited would power the laptops issued to primary school pupils and be used for heating, lighting and drive domestic appliances that would boost the country’s economy.

The PS was peaking in Marsabit County when he commissioned the Digital Literacy Program (DLP)  project at Korr primary school and disclosed that, the government was undertaking a programme on renewable energy with emphasis on solar for heating and power supply.

Mr Sunkuli said he recently launched energy saving solar equipment for use in 10 technical training institutes across the country to boost use of renewable energy. “We recently launched equipment for solar heating and solar power supply as part of the program by the government in contributing towards low emissions technologies to replace those that used ozone depleting technologies’’ he added.

A cross-section of parents of Korr primary school following the PS remarks

A cross-section of parents of Korr primary school following the PS remarks

The PS pointed out that solar energy has been tapped to supply power to schools in Marsabit and other Counties that are out of reach from the national grid.

During the launch, 72 Standard One pupils received the tablets that will use renewable energy devices installed to power the school, in an effort to assist the young generation to embrace technology to improve their lives.

Mr Sunkuli added that the government has set out a programme to roll out the project in 10 schools every week in each county across the country, saying that,  343 gadgets have already6 been supplied to four pilot schools in Marsabit county adding that,  plans were underway to supply the remaining 134 primary schools.

The PS urged the residents to position themselves to reap from the benefits arising from megaprojects being implemented by the government in the region that include tarmacking of the Isiolo-Moyale road.

 PS, Environment, Charles Sunkuli with std. one pupils of Korr Primary School, after presenting them with the digital laptops.

PS, Environment, Charles Sunkuli with std. one pupils of Korr Primary School, after presenting them with the digital laptops.

He said the government was working out modalities of having smooth flow of goods between Ethiopia and Kenya and asked them to take advantage of increased trade expected form the developed infrastructure.

Mr. Sunkuli also underlined the gains anticipated from the equalization fund and asked devolved units to use the funds to address socio-economic needs of the locals especially provision of water.

 

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