Ghana to get $497m to Boost its Electricity Supply

The US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Porter Jackson has said President Obama’s Power Africa Initiative is investing $497 million to ensure reliable electricity supply in the country., according to Footprint to Africa. The initiative was designed to boost electrical power supply across the continent.

Amb. Jackson said that inadequate and erratic energy flow is unsupported to economic growth adding that it was for this reason that every effort must be made to radically improve the energy situation.

The initiative was unveiled during an address to students and faculty members of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi. The address was part of an event aimed at interacting and explaining to sections of the public including the traditional authorities, US government’s policy towards Ghana in the areas of education, health, good governance, peace and security.

Jackson explained that they were committed to give strong backing to trade and investment promotion and also to create wealth and jobs for the people. He expressed his pleasure with the increase in regional trade in agricultural products resulting from the USAID’s West Africa Trade Hub and the Feed the Future programme. “We want to help create the environment in which businesses thrive,” the ambassador added.

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