RICE-WN PROMOTES ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

By

ROBERT OLUGU

Briquettes

In a bid to promote environmental conservation, Rural Initiative for Community Empowerment – West Nile (RICE-WN) has trained Montimo Women Group and Pakwach Women Forum in Alwi and Pakwach Sub Counties in Nebbi District on Briquette making.

As a follow up visit to the trainees, they confessed that Briquette technology has been well in most households who embraced it.

One woman noted that, the technology has reduced on charcoal consumption by 50% and that means the expenses have also reduced.

“Briquettes are going to be a source of income for me”, declared Goretti Ongom, Vice Chairperson, Montimo Women Group.

“Some women came from as far as Koboko and they wanted me to make many briquettes and sell for them. I have liked it because I only use three briquettes per day with some little charcoal”, she said.

Briquettes Technology Briquettes are small bricks made out of a mixture of cassava peelings, banana peelings, saw-dust, charcoal dust, grass and mud which are put in a charcoal stove to absorb heat.

They are important for environmental conservation as very little will be required to cook. It promotes a clean environment since peels of cassava, potatoes or bananas and charcoal dust would otherwise make an environment dirty.

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