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Nobody enjoys being in the dark. Today, I’m not talking about being unaware of trends or secrets. That is not the case. What I’m referring to is actual darkness.

I’m referring to the lack of light. Imagine Rwanda without the street lights and other magical lights. Imagine a land of a thousand hills that is completely dark. What would we do?

To date, electricity is available to 75.3% of Rwandan households. These include 50.9% that are connected to the national grid and 24.4% that use off-grid solutions.

The current access targets call for 100% of households to have access to electricity by 2024. 70% of these households will be grid-connected, while 30% will use off-grid solutions.

With these figures in place, you’re probably wondering as you read this: what is this writer saying? How will we achieve complete connectivity? You’re probably wondering how we’ll get power in rural areas and other outtakes.

The plan is simple, and it is present. SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy is the plan.

The terminology in this SDG is fancy, but let me help you understand it by breaking down some of the targets.

The first goal of this 100% electricity plan is to provide universal access to affordable, dependable, and modern energy services by 2030.

Consider purchasing cash power for frw 1000 and using it for the entire month. Okay, maybe 1000 frw is a little low, but you get the idea.

The plan is to ensure that electricity is not only cheap, but also always available (zero power outages), and to significantly increase the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

One of the things we will do as we shape the African continent we want is to make sure we are not always relying on methods that are costly and harmful to the environment.

We will use more solar power and other natural energy sources to generate electricity. I would have explained it, but I’m not a scientist. What I do know is that it will be completed by 2030. You only need to join me in believing in this cause.

To strengthen international cooperation in order to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, as well as to encourage investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology.

I must admit that this is a lofty goal, but the long and short of it is that teamwork makes the dream a reality. In this regard, Rwanda will collaborate with other countries to find ways to make electricity more affordable, renewable, efficient, and advanced.

In accordance with their respective support programs, to expand infrastructure and upgrade technology in order to provide modern and sustainable energy services to all developing countries, particularly least developed countries, small island developing states, and landlocked developing countries.

When you look at this target, you can’t help but see opportunity. As technology advances, so does the demand for human resources. Young people’s ideas and energy are required to implement modern and sustainable energy services.

I know you have a better picture, but you’re wondering how you can help with ‘goalkeeping’ this goal. Let me break it down for you.

The first step is to tell a friend to tell more friends about SDG 7 and everything it aims to change. There is strength in numbers.

When more young people are involved, it has a greater impact when asking key questions to authorities or any other public office holder who is in charge of carrying out the goals. Remember that brooms are more difficult to break when they are bundled together.

Another action that young people can take is to be responsible and accountable when using electricity.

Are you turning off plugs and sockets when you’re finished with them? Do you unplug your laptop after it has been charged to 100% or do you leave it to charge indefinitely? Do you sleep with the lights turned on or off? I could ask a lot of questions, but I think you get where I’m going. Use electricity wisely.

Let us begin there, as the government boards, other public officials, scientists, and engineers working to implement SDG7 work their magic.

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