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Kapchorwa Municipality Gets Solar Powered Street Lights.

03 January, 2023

Solar-powered street lights have been installed in Kapchorwa Municipality.


Two hundred lights were installed by China Construction Company Limited. The installation is part of the project for the construction of the Bukwo-Suam road. Each solar street light pole has a lightning arrester, an inbuilt solar panel, and earthing system.


Benna Yariwo a resident of Sosho Cell in Central Division, says that before the lights were installed, the business community used to close at 8:00 pm for fear of being attacked by thugs.

Silas Chemonges, who operates a shop says, he is now able to continue operating at night because of the lighting along the roads.

Silver Cheptoris, another resident says that the street lights will address insecurity which has been common in dark spots putting the lives of the road users at risk.

Fredmark Chesang, the Sipi regional police spokesperson says, the street lights have helped Close Circuit Television (CCTV), and have clear night monitoring.

Credit: URN