I am surprised noone has replied to this. There are many many ways business is essential to solving the problem.
Firstly the energy has to be generated. So business has a big role there. Hopefully through sustainable means.
And then every business in Africa, and every home, will benefit from the reliable availability of energy. It will enable more efficient production, greater competitiveness. Energy production will be less wasteful (not small diesel generators) so less polluting, but also cheaper for the companies that make and buy it. This will all mean more markets can be won at home and abroad,
With energy available Africa’s rich resources can be processed at source - adding value locally - e.g. turning African cotton into African made garments. E.g. Madecasse chocolate earns 4 times more for Madagascar compared with selling raw cocoa beans.
This will in turn lead to greater employment - for the workers to take home to their energy connected homes.