The Ebonyi State Government has formally signed an agreement with a Chinese company, Fonshan Sunchees Technology Company Limited, on the establishment of a solar power factory in the State.
Also signed was a sales agreement on supply of $4 million worth of Solar Systems produced in Ebonyi State. Performing the functions on Monday at the Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Abakaliki, Governor David Umahi noted that the move was part of his administration’s vision towards making Ebonyi the leading State in industrialization.
Umahi, represented by his Deputy, Kelechi Igwe, expressed optimism that with the development, the State would be a major exporter of solar energy to the rest of Africa in few yeas to come, adding that no nation develops without adequate power to drive its economy. The leader of the Chinese team, Jack Chen, in his remarks pledged the commitment of the Company to make Ebonyi State a leading name in solar power.