By Obas Esiedesa – Abuja
With over 850 million Africans still dependent on solid fuel for cooking, refiners and distributors of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, have called for speedy deployment of clean cooking fuel across the continent.
The adoption, LPG experts say, would save the lives of about 600,000 people annually on the continent.
Speaking at a virtual workshop organized by African Refiners and Distribution Association (ARDA), they warned of imminent dangers if Africa fails to quickly adopt modern clean energy for cooking.
The Executive Secretary of ARDA, Anibor Kragha harped on the need for the energy transition in the face of projected growing energy demand.
He pointed at LPG as a credible near-term solution for reducing carbon emissions against polluting solid fuels.
Kragha warned that Africa would face a serious health crisis if steps are not urgently taken to transition into cleaner fuels in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Source: Vanguard Newspaper