A solar-powered street lighting system is improving security along more than 500 meters in the territory of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The solar-powered streetlights were funded by the United Nations Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO).
In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the territory of Beni has a sad reputation because of the insecurity that has lasted for decades. To reduce this phenomenon, which caused the death of 12 people just two weeks ago, the United Nations Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) is focusing on public lighting.
In addition to its mission to protect civilians from incursions by armed groups, MONUSCO has financed solar-powered streetlights that light up 500 meters in the town of Mavivi. The streetlights, 28 in all, are installed on a stretch of road running from the Mavivi reference health center to the main road. MONUSCO has included this work in its quick impact projects.