- EEC has contributed millions of Emalangeni to the education sector all around the four regions of the country
- The EEC believes the Mbuluzi/Mbabane Rotary Club will effectively rollout this project
Mbabane-The Eswatini Electricity Company EEC) has donated 1 500 solar powered lamps to the Mbuluzi/Mbabane Rotary Club for their distribution to various schools within the four regions of the country. The objective of this donation is that children from disadvantaged backgrounds can have improved time for their education.
The donation was part of the company’s Corporate Social Investment programme. During the course of the donation the Managing Director of EEC, Ernest Mkhonta said “we believe this donation will not only go a long way towards improving the pupils academic record, but will also contribute towards the safety of the learners as they go about their studies. We are aware of the dangers posed by alternative sources of lighting, such as candles, especially during the winter season, which have devastating consequences if used incorrectly.”
The EEC has contributed millions of Emalangeni to the education sector all around the four regions of the country. These have comprised of a fully furnished computer laboratory, administration block, educational equipment, schools and teachers houses, refurbishments and access to water supply among many other initiatives.
The corporate social investment programme of the EEC is supported by five pillars where it strives to deliver programmes in education, health, environment, social and economic development and safety and security. The objective of the company’s CSI is to Improve the quality of life in the communities in which it carries out its business.
EEC Is currently is currently implementing an intensified programme to provide access to electricity to emaSwati through the rural electrification programme funded by a number of partners. Mkhonta said “we are proud to state that Eswatini’s access to electricity currently stands at more than 82% and we are rated third in the Southern African region after Mauritius and the Republic of South Africa.”
Mkhonta indicted that “the EEC believes the Mbuluzi/Mbabane Rotary Club will effectively rollout this project, working together we will make a significant impact to the society in which we live. Your determination and energy motivate companies like EEC to c0ontribute to supporting activities within our key priority area, so long as funds permit.”