Chinese government donates $800,000 solar street lights to KCCA.



Chinese government officially handed over solar street lamps to KCCA at Kampala Serena Hotel. The solar lamps grant worth $800,000 (98 solar lights) was as a result of notes signed by the Government of the republic of china and government of Uganda in 2012 on the initiation of the solar demonstration project aiding Uganda.

The 98 lights were installed by Huawei Technologies Uganda co. ltd along Kabaka anjagala road, Usafi Car Park, Nsambya road, Mbogo road and state house close.

Mr. Radoslaw Kedzia the Managing Director Huawei Technologies Uganda said that the lights were easy to maintain, save up to 85,000kwh every year and have zero emission of carbondioxide. He added that each light’s battery can support three days working of LED light in case there are days with no sunlight.

Mr. Zhao Yali, the ambassador of China to Uganda noted that the grant was a sign of good relations between Uganda and China as a result of an economic and technological agreement that was signed in 2011.

Mr. Frank Tumwebaze; the minister for Presidency and KCCA affairs, Mrs. Jenifer Musisi Ssemakula Executive Director KCCA and other dignitaries from KCCA also graced the event.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population.    For more information, visit Huawei online: