Light up Kwara Entry Wins World Bank Prize for Sustainable Cities

Written by on November 1, 2017

A photo of the Kwara State Government’s Light up Kwara project has won the 2017 prize of the 2017 World Bank Global Platform for Sustainable Cities Photo contest. The picture submitted by a Kwara based Photo-Journalist, Eyitayo Oyelowo was selected out of more than ninety entries from over forty countries around the world.

The World Bank announced the winners on its website on Tuesday. According to the World Bank the photographers tried to communicate the urgent need for infrastructure that leads to more resilient, sustainable cities, as well as a need to aspire to greener ideals of building sustainable communities for all.

In her reaction to the announcement, Oyelowo expressed her excitement on winning the prize and disclosed that this is the second time the picture of the Kwara State Government’s Light up Kwara project will earn international recognition.

She, therefore, commended the Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed-led administration for initiating the solar-powered streetlight project, adding that the project will bring about a clean energy revolution in the State.

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