Supporting clean cooking energy programme makes business sense

TANZANIA: LEADERS from around the world declared their commitment to providing clean cooking energy by 2032 to nearly a billion people in Africa who still cook using firewood and other forms of biomass.

They rallied around the African Women Clean Cooking Support Programme (AWCCSP) launched by President Samia Suluhu Hassan on the sidelines of COP28 in Dubai last year.

At home, where about 90 per cent of the population rely on biomass  mostly firewood and charcoal as their primary fuel for cooking, the government targets at least 80 per cent of cooking in the country to be done by using clean energy sources by 2032.

That focus translates to a window of opportunities for energy companies to promote liquefied petroleum gas as an alternative to fossil fuel usage, particularly firewood and charcoal.

We see enthusiasm is building for transformation to clean cooking energy as energy companies are taking advantage of the opportunity to provide LPG cylinders and stoves to women groups such as small-scale traders free of charge.

We do understand that free provision of cylinders and stoves makes business sense to them in medium and long-term goals, but we do commend them nevertheless for taking up the initiative as that supports efforts to meet government targets for clean cooking energy supply.

Their initiatives are helping to save lives as cleaner energy reduces emissions and the risk of household air pollution that causes approximately 60 deaths per 100,000 people.

The initiatives help also in environmental conservation as biomass production incurs a significant environmental cost, contributing to increased rates of deforestation, forest degradation, and loss of biodiversity.

For instance, the use of firewood and charcoal has led to the loss of 3.9 million hectares of forest between 2010 and 2020 in Africa.

On the other hand, we understand that clean cooking energy is not only about environmental benefits but also about empowering communities and fostering sustainable development.

Women and girls are disproportionately affected when there is no access to clean cooking solutions. Exposure to toxic fumes affects their health and well-being.

We commend President Samia for being the champion for clean cooking energy. We are optimistic that it is possible to transform Tanzanian from firewood and charcoal use to clean cooking energy.

We also rally behind the call by Vice President Dr Phillip Mpango for the private sector to join the government in promoting the use of clean energy sources for cooking.

Other stakeholders like banks and financial institutions could join the bandwagon through provisions of microloans, village community banking, or women’s groups to ensure that women access clean energy equipment.

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