Fish Smoking Hazards: How SNV Helps Ghana on Health & Environment

By Abdallah el-Kurebe In Ghana, many people, especially women, who live along the coastal areas are engaged in fish smoking, known as ‘Namhowfo’ in Akan, one of the languages spoken in the country. As a means of living, fish smoking as it were, was done by traditional, inefficient smoking stoves. This method affects both human…

Off-grid Smart Villages States key role of mini-hydro schemes in Nepal

Off-grid Smart Villages States key role of mini-hydro schemes in Nepal By Abdallah el-Kurebe As a follow up to the awareness campaign on rural energy for policymakers in Eastern Africa, held in Arusha, Tanzania in June last year, SmartVillages Initiative has launched a Smart Villages and Practical Action off-grid village energy workshop in Nepal. The…

DPR Seals Two Filling Stations in Sokoto

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed two filling stations who are major marketers in Sokoto for defying the directives issued by the Federal government for filling stations to reduce pump prices of petroleum products from N97 to N87 per litre. According to Salihu Moriki, the Operations Controller of DPR in…

Welcoming Smart Villages Initiative to Africa

Welcoming Smart Villages Initiative to Africa By Abdallah el-Kurebe “Aid cannot achieve the end of poverty – ‘only homegrown development based on the dynamism of individuals and firms in free markets can do that.” – A former World Bank economist. Electricity is development. It is something without which development is a mirage. Very many African…