- The EU has granted a total of $1.4 million to Tanzania to help provide cleaner cooking options.
- This fund was disbursed to 6 energy businesses in the country.
- The program guarantees access to affordable clean energy to local citizens.
6 energy businesses in Tanzania have received grants totaling €1.3 million (Sh3.2 billion) from a program supported by the European Union to help them give clean cooking options to both urban and rural inhabitants.
Following their application for funding in September of last year, the businesses were chosen as part of the EU-funded CookFund Program, which focuses on clean cooking technologies, primarily liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), electric pressure cookers (EPC), improved charcoal stoves (ICS), briquettes, and bioethanol.
The Minister for Energy January Makamba, alongside the EU ambassador Manfredo Fanti and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) head Peter Malika, presented the cheque to the program's beneficiaries.