In line with its Project Zero, MTN has launched an installation of a solar powered grid at its Data Centre.  

This was done in collaboration with SAWA ENERGY with an aim of reducing carbon emission. This followed their recent adoption of electric cars for their daily departmental use.

In her opening remarks Minister for Environment Mujawamariya Jeanne d’Arc described MTN’s project as a unique environmental initiative, calling it a great milestone towards the achievement of Rwanda’s environmental goals including the long-term vision of green growth and climate resilience. 

Rwanda’s climate vision is to achieve a developed low carbon and climate resilient economy by 2050 and solar power is one of the renewable energies which help improve productivity, reduce carbon emission and improve living standards. 

In addition to what the minister said MTN Rwanda CEO Mitwa Ngambi said when they launched Project Zero there were initiatives, they had in mind that would reduce the carbon emissions starting with going electric in the MTN mobility space. 

SAWA ENERGY has been in operation since 2020 and it provides services at no upfront cost to help businesses in Rwanda access bigger size projects and increase their savings.