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Jumia and Solar Taxi partner to provide eco friendly and affordable deliveries to Ghanaian online shoppers

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Africa’s leading e-Commerce platform, Jumia has partnered with modern eco-friendly mobility facilities company Solartaxi to provide affordable and eco-friendly delivery of online orders to consumers. This partnership further speaks to Jumia’s commitment of going green. With a shared vision of ensuring a clean and sustainable environment using renewable energy, coupled with the need to keep consumers safe especially during the many waves of the COVID-19-, Consumers who order food, groceries and other essential items on Jumia can get their orders delivered conveniently and environmentally friendly to their homes or offices by SolarTaxi riders. 

Speaking about the celebration, CEO of Jumia Ghana ,Tolulope George-Yanwah said ‘’ Partnering with Solar Taxi Ghana Limited helps us to play our part in keeping our environment safe. The use of solar driven vehicles and motorbikes for online deliveries keeps all our stakeholders safe from fuel emissions. The health and safety of our consumers as well as delivery agents is a priority. The use of solar Taxi bikes and vehicles also ensures affordability to our consumers who now have reduced shipping fees.

Because solar-powered vehicles have electric motors, they burn no fuel and produce no emissions. This helps to preserve Natural Resources, eliminates the high fuel costs and provides driving comfort for all riders.

In today’s world, health is a major concern to everybody, especially diseases related to the respiratory system.In view of this, we have partnered with Jumia Ghana to provide eco friendly and affordable transportation to Ghanaians through its online delivery service.It is good to note that electric vehicles help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions in the system. As a result of this, Ghanaians will stay safe in this covid-19 era. We are so happy to help Ghanaians stay safe and together with Jumia Ghana, WE GO GREEN!!! ” said Mr Jorge Appiah, CEO of Solar Taxi Ghana Limited.

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The first phase of this partnership sees over 20 solar powered motorcycles being used for online deliveries on Jumia with plans already in place to scale to over 100 by the end of the year. Both companies have pledged to expand this service to other parts of the country in the coming months.

Jumia is a leading e-Commerce platform in Africa. Jumia is built around a marketplace, Jumia Logistics, and JumiaPay. The marketplace helps millions of consumers and thousands of sellers to connect and transact. Jumia Logistics enables the delivery of millions of packages through our network of local partners. JumiaPay facilitates the payments of online transactions within the Jumia’s ecosystem. With over 1 billion people and 500 million internet users in Africa, Jumia believes that e-commerce is making people’s lives easier by helping them shop and pay for millions of products at the best prices wherever they live. E-commerce is also creating new opportunities for SMEs to grow, and job opportunities for a new generation to thrive.

SolarTaxi provides modern eco-friendly mobility facilities to the new African, inspiring them in achieving their aspiration. The main objective is to offer the African middle-class Electric vehicle (EV) as the best mobility option, which is eco-friendly at an affordable cost to meet the growing mobility demand and accessibility.

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Holy Child alumni illuminate the path forward amidst national school power crisis

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In recent times, the narrative of power challenges in Ghanaian schools has escalated, with numerous public institutions such as Mfantsipim School, Accra Academy, and Mondo Senior High Technical School among others facing abrupt electricity disconnections. 

This persistent issue highlights the dire need for sustainable solutions in powering educational facilities, crucial for maintaining the quality of education.

Stepping into the spotlight with a pioneering initiative, the 1999 alumni of Holy Child School have set a remarkable precedent.

 In a bid to combat these electricity woes, these visionary women have successfully funded the transition of their alma mater to 75% solar energy. This initiative not only addresses the immediate problem of power outages and financial strains on the school’s budget but also serves as a beacon of climate-positive action with the potential for carbon credit benefits.

Founded in 1946 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Holy Child School has long stood as a bastion of educational excellence and societal impact in Ghana. Its alumni include distinguished personalities such as Ghana’s Ambassador to France, Anna Bossman; Goldman Sachs Vice President, Sabina Dankwah; and University of Ghana’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Amfo, to name a few.

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The Solar Project

This solar project, a gift from the 1999 alumni commemorating their 25th anniversary and coinciding with the school’s 78th speech and prize-giving day, symbolizes a profound act of giving back and forward.

 In an exclusive interview with the Business and Financial Times, engineer Ing. Mrs. Sheila Enyonam Akyea, president of the year group, shared:  “This project builds on the foundation laid by our predecessors. We’re thrilled to extend their initial contribution, ensuring every corner of our school benefits. It’s our way of ensuring current and future students receive the same level of empowerment and opportunity we had.”

Project’s Committee Chair Ing. Mrs. Teresa Kyei-Mensah, mentioned the substantial investment the solar installation demands, emphasizing ongoing fundraising efforts.

she said: “Once completed, the initiative promises significant savings for the school and, by extension, the Ghana Education Service, redirecting funds towards essential educational resources,” she added.

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Solar power, increasingly recognized for its affordability and environmental benefits, stands as a viable solution for Ghana’s educational sector and its broader climate goals. With abundant sunshine year-round, Ghana is ideally positioned to harness solar energy, reducing the financial burden on public resources while contributing to global carbon reduction efforts.

The project was completed in January 2024 after a 1-month testing phase. The year group eagerly anticipate the handover ceremony at the 78th Speech and Prize-Giving Day of Holy Child School in Cape Coast on Saturday, 9th March 2024 marking a significant milestone in their commitment to sustainable development and quality education in Ghana. 

This initiative not only lights the way for other schools grappling with similar challenges but also underscores the powerful impact of alumni engagement in shaping a brighter future for the next generation.pastedGraphic.png