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Gov't To Distribute Solar Power In Both Residential And Non-Residential Facilities By 2030

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the president has revealed that the government has taken the decision to install 200 megawatts of distributed solar power by 2030 in both residential and non-residential facilities.

He said state agencies will be increased in order to reduce Government’s dependence on power generated by fossil fuels and the government will increase the renewable energy component of our energy mix to 10%, up from 1%, by 2020.

Speaking at the 2nd Africa Climate Chance Summit held at the Accra International Conference Centre, Nana Akufo-Addo said Jubilee House, the seat of the presidency, will be added, will soon be powered by solar energy, as an example to other institutions or public buildings.

The possibility of using nuclear energy, President Akufo-Addo told the gathering, is being considered, with a nature-based solution also at the heart of Ghana’s climate action.

The three-day Summit, on the theme: “Stepping up Local Climate Action,” was opened by Hajia Alima Mahama, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development.

It brought together non-state actors fighting climate change in Africa including local governments, businesses, trade unions, environmental non-governmental organizations, farmers, women and youth organizations, and researchers.

The Summit focuses on access to climate finance in Africa and developing African cities in a sustainable way with a focus on agriculture, food and reforestation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.

Source: Kofi Atakora/

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