The President of Eswatini Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association Adam Mthethwa has expressed with great pleasure in officially commissioning the solar project at the EOCGA head offices in Lobamba. The solar project cost E450 000.
The project which was done by a south African Contractor; One Energy, was done over a period of one month. Eswatini Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Maxwell Jele confirmed the new developments and had the following to say; ” we were delighted to discover that the Olympic Solidarity had launched a new sustainability programme aimed at promoting green initiatives within the Olympic Movement. The process to secure this funding was challenging but we are thrilled to have managed to pull it through and be one of the few national Olympic committees to have successfully implemented this sustainable solution.”
He further mentioned that the implementation will largely reduce the costs allocated to electricity that is currently at E4000 per month. He further extended his appreciation to the president and the board for their support throughout whole process.
The CEO also shared that they were now looking at exploring the possibility of floodlights for the courts in order to create some flexibility for the users. The life span for the solar panels is over 25 years which is enough time to see the actual return on this investment he concluded.
Several EOCGA officials were present during the commissioning , including EOCGA Vice president Zakhele Dlamini and board members Nhlanhla Maphanga and Victor Dlamini.