BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 11, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:AEHI) () today announced that its Green World Water™ () subsidiary has opened an office in Lagos, Nigeria, to market nuclear-powered desalination reactors throughout West Africa. Green World Water's product supplier is China National Nuclear Corporation, the largest state owned nuclear company in China.
According to Don Gillispie, AEHI CEO, "The new office will be managed by Tim Akano, who is currently managing director for New Horizons Nigeria, a New Horizons World-Wide franchise in Nigeria, West Africa. Mr. Akano plans to introduce this technology to the Nigerian President among other government officials in West Africa.
Gillispie explained that Green World Water's goal in Nigeria and throughout West Africa will be to provide reliable electricity and clean water to the populace. "President Jonathan Goodluck's Nigerian administration has stated its determination to implement nuclear power," said Gillispie. "This is also in line with the thinking of the nation's Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC). NAEC Director General, Dr. Erepamo Osasai has a ten-year plan to generate 1000 megawatts of electricity into Nigeria's grid ( The Guardian newspaper 6)."
UNICEF reports that more than 70 million Nigerians do not have access to clean water. Nearly 100 million people have no latrines or toilets. The lack of proper sanitation means that waterborne diseases like typhoid, guinea worm, cholera, malaria, and diarrhea can easily spread ().
About Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. () -- Alternate Energy Holdings develops and markets innovative clean energy sources. The company is the nation's only independent nuclear power plant developer seeking to build new power plants in multiple non-nuclear states. Other projects include Energy Neutral(TM), which removes energy demands from homes and businesses (). AEHI China, headquartered in Beijing, develops joint ventures to produce nuclear plant components and consults on nuclear power.
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