NEWMAP gives households in Enugu Stoves


As part of measures geared towards discouraging felling of trees for firewood, the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project, NEWMAP, has concluded plans to distribute clean stoves that would discourage rural women from using firewood as source of domestic energy.

NEWMAP said that continuous felling of trees contributed greatly to erosion and would like to discourage people from felling of trees for firewood, if they have alternative to energy source. 

Coordinator of NEWMAP in Enugu State, Mr Vincent Obetta gave the hint, yesterday, while addressing newsmen on the tripartite completed projects commissioned by the state office on Thursday in Enugu. 

Obetta said, “We have a pilot programme that we are running which we call clean stove projects. It’s a pilot project that we are trying to distribute stoves to the rural women whom we already know cook their food by felling trees as firewood and we already know that felling of trees contributes to erosion issues. “So we came up with research method that there should be a need for us to encourage rural women to stop felling trees to enable the environment correct itself. So under the climate change projects, the World Bank released money which they used in building clean and efficient stoves.”

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