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The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the United Nations Industrial Development embarks on a nationwide installation and replacement of incandescent bulbs with LED and florescent light

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the United Nations Industrial Development embarks on a nationwide installation and replacement of incandescent bulbs with LED and florescent light.

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation has on Monday 19th September commenced a nationwide installation and replacement of incandescent bulbs with LED and florescent light.

The exercise started at the Bwiam General Hospital is part conponent 2 of the GEF6 project which seeks to raise awareness on the importance of Energy savings appliances across the country.

Mr Moses Campbell, National Coordinator for UNIDO GEF6 said Energy efficiency is integral to human existence and the use of energy savings bulbs therefore doesn't only cut cost but will ensure the environment is also protected.

"This project is a follow-up to survey which was carried out by the UNIDO project management team last year. We want to ensure that public places such as this Hospital in Bwiam use enery savings bulbs which can save up to 70 percentage compared to other, and their duration also last longer than the incandescent bulbs.

Mr Kebba Manneh Chief executive officer Bwiam General Hospital said that he is delighted that the Ministry and partners are embarking on this awareness creation at public institutions that are face with energy constraints. Adding that the savings from the cost of consumption and procurement will be judiciously use by the hospital management in other intervention.

"We are glad that the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has not only given us enery savings bulbs and LED lights but has also taken the trouble to install them. This will save a lot of cost for Hospital which is in bad shape and needs alot of support from differentstakeholders".

Mr Landing B Sanneh, Chairman Mansakon Area Council commended the Ministry and UNIDO for such an initiatives. He reveals that his administration is also a beneficiary of solar street lights which is being implemented by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and funded by UNIDO.

The entourage which comprises of staff  the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and UNIDO project management team has installed 200 bulbs and  LED lights at Bwiam General Hospital,