Why rural America should care about electrifying Africa

Power Africa has helped the private sector nvest $14 billion of its own money in 69 power projects in sub-Saharan Africa at a low cost to U.S. taxpayers. [photo: VEGA] Power Africa has helped the private sector nvest $14 billion of its own money in 69 power projects in sub-Saharan Africa at a low cost to U.S. taxpayers. [photo: VEGA] Power Africa has helped the private sector invest $14 billion of its own money in 69 power projects in sub-Saharan Africa at a low cost to U.S. taxpayers. [photo: VEGA] America’s electric co-ops began working to bring electricity to sub-Saharan Africa in the mid-1980s. Dan Waddle, NRECA International’s Senior Vice President, was on Capitol Hill recently with Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and co-chair of NCBA CLUSA’s Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus, to make the case that the efforts behind the successful Electrify Africa Act should continue.

Read the full post by NRECA International’s Michael W. Kahn and published by the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance here: http://vegaalliance.org/why-rural-america-cares-about-electrifying-africa/












 

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