Lighting Up Dark Rooms in Slums With Plastic Water Bottles
News from AllAfrica.com:

Until October 31, New Vision will devote space to highlighting the plight of slum dwellers as well as profiling those offering selfless service to improve conditions in these areas.

Today, Andrew Masinde brings you the story of how Uganda Human Settlement has improved the housing conditions in Busega Central, Kifumbira and Nabisasilo zones in Rubaga Division

“All flooding in Busega starts from Chairman Ssalongo Kyambadde’s zone.” The biggest drainage channels in Nateete start here. Given that the zone is located in a low lying area, whenever it rains; flood water carries waste from higher grounds and deposits it in the blocked drainage channels. To make matters worse, waste from latrines constructed on raised ground is also washed into the drainage channels,” laments Kyambadde, the Busega Central Zone chairman.

Alarmed by the filth in the slum, Kyambadde opted to mobilise residents to clean the drainage channel, but his pleas fell on deaf ears. Fortunately Uganda Human Settlements Network (SSA/UHSNET), a local NGO, came to his rescue.

The body asked him to mobilise residents to clean up the area, but he was sceptical about the campaign, given his experience. Fortunately, residents heeded SSA/UHSNET’s call and cleaned up the area.

After the clean-up exercise, division authorities embarked on impromptu checks in all the homes every week…………… continues on AllAfrica.com

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/PRNewswire/ – Lunera Lighting, Inc., the lighting solutions leader in the transformation to advanced LED technology, today announced its expansion to a new manufacturing and design facility in Anaheim, California. The facility, in addition to Lunera’s headquarters in Redwood City, will play a central role in the company’s ambition to continuously innovate on its technology and designs, ushering in a LED transformation in the lighting space. The company’s new facility will enable greater control over its supply chain and fixture design, accelerating the innovation cycle to offer only the latest, most advanced lighting systems for their customers.

“We truly embrace the rapid technology cycle of the LED landscape and our new manufacturing and design facility will help us leverage that speed to our advantage,” said Michael Keddington, CEO of Lunera Lighting. “By investing in R&D and manufacturing in our Southern California facility, we can provide the necessary scale and cost reductions for our customers while still offering high quality lighting solutions, with flexible design capabilities and major advances in integrated control te…………… continues on Sacramento Bee

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