(Ecofin Agency) - The Ghanaian government has just granted $230 million for renewable energy development mainly through the installation of off-grid systems across the country.
The information relayed by Ghana Web, was announced by Seth Mahu, the deputy director of renewable energy at the ministry of energy. According to the official, the implementation of these over 35, 000 facilities will be conducted by private companies.
This fund is part of the “off-grid challenge” initiative, jointly implemented with the US-Africa Development Foundation, with the objective to promote innovative ways to supply electricity to remote communities. In this framework, 7 selected companies have benefited from $100, 000 to provide off-grid solutions.
So far, Papase, Nabogo, Lala, Fafo-Battor, Chenekofe and Kuliya are the localities selected for this project. Mahu also indicated that works were underway to extend the project to other non-electrified localities.
Gwladys Johnson Akinocho