Ambassador Stith joins One Planet Africa’s board
by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG – ONE Planet Africa, the renewable energy project developer, has announced the appointment of Ambassador Charles Stith to the company’s board.
Stith, who is considered to be one of America’s leading experts in development issues in Sub-Saharan Africa, will bring to One Planet Africa decades of experience and relationships in the region, the company said.
“Ambassador Stith combines considerable diplomatic and business experience in Sub-Saharan Africa. His involvement in One Planet Africa will be critical to our success in the region,” One Planet Africa’s Chairman, John Wood, said.
Stith said he was 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,” he said.
Stith served as the United States Ambassador to Tanzania during the Bill 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 U.S. Trade Representative.
– CAJ News
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