On May 14, 2019, 23 solar street lights were installed in Dirkou commune as part of the community stabilization program. At the request of local communities and authorities, through the project "Community Stabilization Initiatives in Northern Niger" ( #COSINN), funded by the Federal Republic of Germany, IOM has already installed 55 solar street lights in the department. of Bilma for the benefit of the population of its four communes: Dirkou, Bilma, Djado and Fachi.
Mamadou Kosso, a young shopkeeper in Dirkou, extended his working hours with the light of the street lights: "Before the installation of the lampposts and because of the darkness, I closed my shop early because I was afraid someone would come assault me. Today, with this light, I feel safe and I can sell my items until late. "
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