18 Jun '18, 4pm

'Investors should do more than just invest' AFRICA:

'Investors should do more than just invest' AFRICA:

Speaking to Windpower Monthly ahead of the Africa Energy Forum in Mauritius (19-22 June), Antonopoulos also said there were a number of barriers that affect renewable deployment in Africa despite its tremendous resources. Lekela has a portfolio of wind and solar projects, across the continent, from South Africa to Egypt, via Ghana and Senegal. He believes investors and developers play a key role in helping local communities in Africa. "As a long-term investment, it is not sufficient just to invest. [Investors] must also develop local skills, and projects must absolutely benefit the local communities," Antonopoulos said. "We try to optimise and maximise local content, and make sure that the local labour get educated in the process. At the end of construction of our projects we try and give the local workers certificates so they can move on. "We also keep some of our revenue...

Full article: https://www.windpowermonthly.com/article/1485376/investor...

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