Total launches solar lamps

BY: Daily Graphic
Mr Oliver Van Parys, the MD of Total, speaking at the launch.

Total Petroleum Ghana Limited has launched a new range of solar lamps in Accra.

Known as “Awango” lamps, the products are also available in 29 other African countries.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Managing Director of Total Ghana, Mr Oliver Van Parys, said the products would provide affordable lighting for low-income earners and added that “development was linked to the access of energy.”

He stated that the company was collaborating with the Energy Commission to develop renewable energy through the development of two solar lamps in the Northern Region.

In a speech read on his behalf, the Minister of Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel Armah Kofi-Buah, said improved access to solar could empower communities, businesses, and the youth, which would ultimately boost economic development.

He commended Total Ghana for venturing into the provision of other forms of energy other than petroleum.