By Steve Agbota
AGAINST the backdrop of nations clamouring for food security, over one billion tonnes of food is wasted annually in Africa due to poor storage facilities, limited cold storage and lack of constant power supply.
According to LG Electronics, “this cannot continue because there is hunger everywhere, and as such ,we have introduced a five-star rated frost-free evercool smart inverter refrigerator to salvage food and it can be powered with inverter, solar panels or generator, ensuring that cooling is not in any way interrupted during power cuts.”
However, LG lamented that power supply in Nigeria is unstable with an average blackout time of eight hours per day; these outages have been of major concern to many households as it is apparent that most food would not remain safe in the refrigerator without power for long , as they go bad within four hours of power outage.
Speaking at the event, the Managing Director of LG Electronics, West Africa Operations, Mr. Seonghak Kim, said the launch of the new refrigerator was aimed at meeting the needs of Nigerian consumers distressed by constant power cuts, who feel the need to have fresher foods as well as innovative technologies and products.