Kimilili Town of Bungoma launches its solar powered street project
Written by Eric Lumbasi
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Some of the solar panels donated by the Kinder municipality of Sweden that were installed in Kimilili town of Bungoma County.
Kimilili Town of Bungoma County has decided that solar-powered street lights would be a good investment, after odd experiences during the night will soon be a thing of the past for its dwellers after the first batch of solar powered street lights project was installed at various strategic points.
Speaking during the installation process the Kimilili town clerk Henry Momanyi said the lights will be vital in providing light to commuters as well as business people thus, help enhance their security and further boost the economy of Bungoma County.
He further revealed that the project was a partnership of the Kimilili Municipal council and the Kinder Municipality from Sweden.
'' They have so far provided four solar powered street lights to us which will act as a pilot project of many others to come, they chose to start with this so as to help curb on the vices that are advantaged by darkness,'' said Momanyi.
He further revealed that the street lights each purchased at a cost of Sh 200,000 were installed at the bus park, hospital, market and at the town center respectively.
However, he called upon the Kimilili residents to take good care of the lights since they are meant to benefit them.
'' It will be unfortunate to find the lights being tempered with yet they have been mounted specifically to cater for your needs,'' appealed Momanyi.
On their part the residents could not hide their joy for what they termed as the beginning of a new era in the town. ''I reside from near the Kimilili market so with the installation on the street light I will be at ease going home even if I stay out late in the night'' said Hamisi Abubakar.