The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant of $704,815 to Home Energy Africa Limited, a Ghanaian solar power developer for technical assistance in its 100-megawatt solar power photovoltaic (PV) project in the village of Nyimbale-Sankana, Ghana.
Robert P Jackson, the US ambassador to Ghana who signed the grant on behalf of USTDA said the grant depicted one more way of bringing together government and the private sector to make Ghana’s future brighter.
He observed that lack of power was a challenge across sub-Saharan Africa and that two out of three people in the region lack access to electricity which hindered business and prosperity.
Charles Sena Ayenu the CEO of Home Energy Africa said the grant assistance would help create over 200 jobs to local communities and provide electricity to at least 80,000 average homes in Ghana.
USTDA’s partnership with Home Energy Africa supports the goals of Power Africa, a U.S. government-led initiative to increase electricity access across sub-Saharan Africa.