Anthony Kiptoo Ng'eno
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African Dream: Anthony Kiptoo Ng'eno

Many things may be lacking in Africa but there are two which are abundant and free all over the continent - wind and sunlight - and Kenya's Anthony Kiptoo Ng'eno decided to turn them into a profit.

In 2001 he and his partner Michael G Chavanga formed a company, Winafrique Technologies Ltd, with the goal of taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the renewable energy market in East and Central Africa.

"Once we recognised that there was that niche, it was just pure focus. We knew we could do it, and we just went after it," Mr Ng'eno told the BBC's series African Dream.

The company is now in the process of expanding into countries like Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Angola.

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  • 09 Jan 2012