Ghana to get €5 million from Germany to produce electricity from waste

Ghana to get €5 million from Germany to produce electricity from waste

- Ghana and Germany are set to build a plant that would help transform waste into electricity and produce 400kW

- Construction of the plant would take four years and is set to begin on October 1, 2019 and end on September 1, 2023

- When complete, 10 plants with bigger capacities would be built in Ghana to help transform waste into electricity

Germany is set to grant Ghana an amount of €5 million (29,956,371.20 Ghanaian Cedis) to construct a plant to produce electricity from waste. understands that the unit would have a capacity of 400kW and construction is set to start on October 1, 2019.

The project would take four years and is therefore expected to be completed by September 1, 2023.

Ghana to get €5 million from Germany to produce electricity from waste

Source: UGC

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Per a report by, a grant MoU has been signed by the two countries to get the deal started.

The federal minister of education and research of Germany, Anja Karliszek and the environment, science, technology and innovation minister for Ghana, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, signed the deal on behalf of their respective countries.

The prime objective behind the project is the transformation of waste into energy, with the use of hybrid solar photovoltaic, biogas and pyrolysis systems.

Karliszek noted that the project’s success would result in the building of 10 more of the plants.

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However, those ones would be built on a larger scale and could produce between 1 MW and 5 MW.

Meanwhile, the story of Emmanuel Kaiser, the founder and chief executive officer of Kaiser Media, is not that of those born with silver spoons in the mouths.

Popularly known as Kaiser, he defied the odds and graduated with first class honours from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ).

Specializing in Communication Studies with the option of Public Relations, his efforts were rewarded with success as he took home the award for the most promising PR student on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

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