FG provides 3,000 clean stoves to rural women

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Federal of Environment said on Wednesday  it had provided 3,000  rural women  clean-cooking stoves in 2012, in line with  its National Clean Cooking Scheme.

 Mrs Ebere Akwani, a Senior Assistant, Renewable Energy Programme in , said this in an interview with News Agency of (NAN) in Abuja.

Akwani said that had established a five-year programme to renewable energy and to create on the need to imbibe clean cooking technologies. 

“More than 80 per cent of the rural women in still cook with a three-stone- place. The effect of smoke inhalation is better imagined than said. 

 “The that is cooking three meals a day on the in an enclosed place usually smokes an average of between three to 18 packets of cigarette a day. That is on her health.

 “ On the environment, of course as you are felling trees, we are creating path ways for flash floods and of course extreme heat.’’

 The official, however, said that the ministry had just launched the Rural Women Energy Security (RUWES) project to further create on clean cooking energy.

According to her, RUWES is a three-pronged project which seeks to address the need for clean cooking, heating and lighting technologies and cater for rural women.

 She said it would also cater for the needs of women were exposed to dirty energy practice that pushed them further down the line.