Health centre in Arusha gets solar inverter to heighten power supply

By Guardian Correspondent , The Guardian
Published at 11:23 AM Jul 09 2024
Arusha City Mayor Maximilian Iranghe (L ) switches on solar inverter installed  at the  Themi Health Centre in Arusha over the weekend.
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Arusha City Mayor Maximilian Iranghe (L ) switches on solar inverter installed at the Themi Health Centre in Arusha over the weekend.

ARUSHA-based Themi Health Centre has received a modern solar inverter to help improve service provision facilitating 24 hours operation.

The solar inverter system will be connected to a renewable energy plant in the area thus enhancing efficiency power supply.

Dr Charles Sululu, Themi Health Centre Acting Medical Officer thanked the stakeholders for the support because it will guarantee supply of power unlike previously when power cut was affecting operations at the centre.

“This support will help us improve the working environment, frequently power cuts have a great negative impact on patients, so this equipment is a saviour,” he said.

Speaking after launching the office and handover of the solar inverter, Arusha City Mayor, Maximillian Iranghe commended the company for supporting the centre, something which will help improve provision of health services, especially to women and children.

He said supply of the solar energy systems, which is one of the products manufactured by the company, will help save and reduce the cost of energy for urban, rural and commercial households.

He explained that the awards underscored the company’s dedication to serving the people of Tanzania and Africa, reaffirming Sun King’s unwavering commitment to providing brighter lives for millions worldwide.

Isaya Doita, Chairperson Social Services Committee- Arusha City Council said apart from the office employing many young people, the contribution that the firm has made will help improve the health sector which is facing many challenges.

“In many of our meetings we come across a number of challenges of the health centres, this support has a great impact here,” he said.

Victor Agandi, Sun King Vice-President of Sales for Eastern and Southern Africa said the equipment worth over 7m/- will power Themi Health Centre Laboratory.

The handover went along with the launch of the company’s office, the second largest apart from that of Nairobi, Kenya.

Agandi said their company’s policy also focuses on returning part of the profits to the community (corporate social responsibility) they were supporting to improve the health sector and pave the way for local people to get reliable and better health services.

 “One of our responsibilities as a company is to help the community. So, we saw the importance of collaborating with this health centre because they have a problem with electricity, unreliable power also affects storage of medicines and vaccines,” he said.

Sun King, formerly Greenlight Planet, for over a decade, continues to lead the way in the off-grid solar industry by providing solar powered energy solutions to underserved communities in the developing world while driving positive social, economic, and environmental change since its founding in 2009.