Zimbabwean company supports Africa (SEE DETAILS)
A sum of US$2 million (Z$723.8 billion) has been signed by Zimbabwean investment company, InfraCo Africa for mobility startup to deploy 400 electric vehicles to rural areas in the country.
The vehicles, called “hambas” (which means “go ahead” in the local Ndebele language), are solar-powered and assembled in the capital Harare.
According to a statement, the deal also includes the manufacture of 600 electric batteries and the installation of eight charging stations, with the aim of developing a sustainable transport system to stimulate sustainable development, particularly in communities not yet served by the national electricity grid in Zimbabwe.
CEO of Mobility for Africa, Shantha Bloemen said, “This partnership will enhance the role of rural women as key contributors to economic agricultural productivity, as well as gender equality and climate resilience as enshrined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
Mobility for Africa which was founded in 2019 claims that its solutions will facilitate access to doctors for patients who reside far from health centres, as well as the transportation of goods to major Zimbabwean metropolises such as Bulawayo, Chitungwiza, Mutare, and Harare.