Power Sector Ghana
The United States (US) is assisting the power sector of Ghana with an investment of $497 million to help its transformation, also to assure the people and businesses of reliable electricity supply.
Mr. Robert Porter Jackson, the US Ambassador, said this was coming under the “President Obama’s Power Africa Initiative”, designed to boost electrical power supply across the continent.
He noted that inadequate and erratic energy flow was unhelpful to economic growth and said it was for this reason that every effort must be made to radically improve the energy situation.
He was addressing students and faculty members of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in Kumasi.
He was there to interact and explain to sections of the population including the traditional authorities, his country’s policy towards Ghana in the areas of education, health, good governance, peace and security.
Mr. Robert Jackson said they were determined to give strong backing to trade and investment promotion to create wealth and jobs for the people.
The US Ambassador expressed satisfaction with the increase in regional trade in agricultural products resulting from the USAID’s West Africa Trade Hub and the Feed the Future program. He continued that we want to help create the environment in which businesses thrive.
Mr. Robert Jackson vowed continued support for initiatives to roll back malaria, improve nutrition and control the HIV/AIDS infection spread.
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