Simbarashe Mhuriro, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe has been facing tough times with shortage of power, which has been having a toll on businesses and domestic consumers. Simbarashe Mhuriro, a 34-year-old entrepreneur has since intervened to bring smiles to the people of Zimbabwe. He is the founder and Managing Director of Oxygen Energy, an independent power producer and renewable energy development company that specializes in utility-scale power plants and commercial rooftop projects. In 2017, the African Development Bank (AfDB)-managed sustainable energy fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a $965,000 grant to Oxygen Energy to support the development of a 20MW off-grid solar photovoltaic rooftop projects on buildings owned and managed by Zimbabwe’s largest property investment managers.