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Kenya to #MakeEnergyWork as it launches Africa’s largest wind farm

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The wind farm sets the country closer to its goal of 100 percent renewable energy generation by 2030. #MakeEnergyWork is the official theme of the 2019 Africa Oil & Power Conference and Exhibition Kenya has launched Africa’s largest wind farm project in a bid to boost the country’s power generation capacity and reach its goal of 100 percent renewable energy generation by 2030. Set to contribute 310MW to the national grid, the $680 million privately-funded Lake Turkana Wind Power project will increase the country’s power supply by approximately 13 percent, reducing the country’s reliance on thermal generated electricity. During the inauguration ceremony on Friday, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the launch of the project was a ‘monumental feat’ showcasing the country’s commitment to pursue clean sources of energy and lower greenhouse gas emissions. “Kenya is without a doubt on course to being a global leader in renewable energy,” he said, adding that the country has “again rais…

LEADING WITH HUMILITY

Companies working remotely during the nationwide lockdown will need to place a huge amount of faith in their employees’ abilities to deliver on their mandates. While Service-Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators may contractually bind employees to their targets, it’s a particular type of leadership that will supplicate the best out of the organization and its staff, says Arnoux Maré, MD of Innovative Staffing Solutions. “During times of crisis, such as the one we are currently facing, leaders have to be bold and decisive if they want to weather the storm. However, if they wish to keep their employees motivated and on course, they need to embody a kind of leadership that exudes humility. Often leaders who have a high success rate, are those that lead with humility,” explains Maré. He says that humility should not be confused with low self-esteem or meekness. Humility also known as servant leadership, is a mindset that allows you, by choosing to think less about yours…