Mr Tony Elumelu pledge to provide $150,000 over the next three years to support the operations of the AELG secretariat
Mr Tony Elumelu pledge to provide $150,000 over the next three years to support the operations of the AELG secretariat. And also want to call on the governments of the member states of the ECOWAS region, and AELG members and partners to also step up with significant multi-year commitments to sustain the organisation.
Elumelu had been an advocate of the development of the power sector on the continent for year, as the Chairman, Heirs Holdings, speaking in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire at the meeting of the AELG, he restated his commitment to the African Energy Leaders Group as it strives to encourage initiatives that will address energy challenges in Africa with efforts aimed at ending “energy poverty” on the continent.
“Providing access to electricity for schools, hospitals, businesses and industries has tremendous implications for job creation, health, food security, education, technological advancement and overall economic development is the single most impactful intervention that can be made to transform the continent,” he says
Pop star, Akon, who also attended the event to promote his Lighting Africa Initiative, pledged $200,000 to support the work of the AELG secretariat.
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