Okuafo Pa means good farmer in the Twi language of West Africa. Hence, the naming of the project reflects the value of good farming and the rewards it brings to the people of Ghana. The Okuafo Pa Project will support Ghana's sustainable development by promoting socio-economic growth and sustainable business models.
Eni is helping to bring stable energy sources to the communities of Ghana. This means vaccines for children can now be safely stored, businesses can operate more efficiently, and the economy, as a whole, is strengthened and improved.
In Mozambique, Eni is working to make a sustainable difference for the people and communities living and working there. For one woman in Pemba, "bitten by the electricity bug," moving forward means access to skill development and employment opportunities in growing fields such as industrial electricity.
In Pointe-Noire, Congo's second largest city, access to water and light is sometimes scarce. For many — like Okana, a young student in Hinda — this means that daily life can be challenging. But, with the installation of Eni solar-powered wells in the area helping to provide water and food in schools, Okana's dream of being a nurse one day is closer to becoming a reality.
Yau Abdul Karim lives and works in Garin Mai Jalah, located in the Yobe State of northeastern Nigeria. Essential to his work raising cattle is reliable access to water, yet environmental degradation has led to fewer water sources, severely impacting communities like his that depend on livestock. In 2019, with the help of FAO, Eni installed a special solar-powered well in Yau's town that provides water during the day as well as light at night.
Emily Ademola lives in an area of Nigeria that has been attacked by Boko Haram militants in the past. Looking for water was very risky, and without access to water, the community – especially children – were at risk of waterborne diseases. Eni, in partnership with FAO, built a water well in Emily's community in 2019.
For the people of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria, access to water became a challenge when its one dam could no longer supply enough for the growing population. Lake Chad has shrunk to 10% of its original size, leaving communities around its basin with limited water sources. But since 2018, Eni and FAO have built 22 solar-powered wells in Abuja FCT and across northeast Nigeria.