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The Energy Ministry has began the installation of solar panels at the seat of government, the Jubilee House.
The project which has started is expected to provide 912 kilowatts of energy to power 60% of the Jubilee House.
According to Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu the project will be completed by June 2020.
“We expect that it will be completed in six months. So depending on the speed with which the engineers are working, it should be done before July.”
The government also said the Jubilee House solar panel example should influence other state agencies to follow suit.
“Also, the Ministry is leading by example with the installation of a 65-kilowatt solar rooftop system at its premises,” Mr. Amewu told the media.
Ghana’s Ministry of Energy in 2009 predicted the demand for electricity would be “growing at 10% per annum which requires approximately 200 MW additional power annually.”
Hydropower which Ghana is dependent on is susceptible to drought, high temperature and low rainfall; the study quoted government sources.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is the incumbent government going into the December 7, 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections in Ghana.
The 2020 polls will be a straight contest between the NPP and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The NDC have elected former president John Dramani Mahama as the party’s flagbearer for the 2020 presidential contest.
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