Renewable energy project developer One Plant Africa has appointed a former ambassador during the Clinton administration to its company’s board.
Ambassador Charles R Stith is considered to be one of America’s leading experts on development issues in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The company is a subsidiary of One Planet Infrastructure, a US-based developer which specialises in renewable energy and infrastructure projects in developing countries.
Stith served as the United States Ambassador to Tanzania during the Clinton Administration.
He is widely known for guiding the embassy during the tumultuous period which followed its bombing in 1998.
Stith is currently Chairman of The Pula Group, a holding company dealing in real estate and mining in Africa.
He is also a member of the Africa advisory group to the US Trade Representative.
Ambassador Stith said: “I’m honored to have been extended this appointment.
“One Planet Africa is the right company at the right time to assist Africa in dealing with energy production, one of its most serious challenges.
“Energy is destiny for the continent of Africa. Without it the continent can’t develop, but with it there is no obstacle it can’t overcome.
“And renewable energy is the cleanest and most cost effective way for Africa to meet this challenge.”
One Planet Africa is a renewable energy and infrastructure project developer that designs, finances, permits, builds, owns and operates utility-scale solar, wind, geothermal and biomass power plants, along with supportive infrastructure, on the African continent.