China offers support to Ghana energy targets
from MASAHUDU KUNATEH in Accra, Ghana
ACCRA – THE Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Sun Baohong, has pledged her country’s support of Ghana’s efforts to generate adequate electricity to accelerate economic growth.
She said the government’s target of achieving 10 percent renewable component of its electricity generation mix by the year 2020 would receive the full support of her country through capacity building on renewable energy solutions.
She gave the assurance when she met the Minister for Energy and Petroleum, Emanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, at his office in Accra.
Baohong said the close collaboration by both countries had resulted in the implementation of various energy projects, successes which gave her the confidence that the partnership could be expanded.
She pledged to work closely with the Buah to improve the energy sector and to achieve the goals of the government with respect to power generation and announced that China would offer training to Ghanaians to build capacity in the energy industry.
Buah expressed Ghana’s gratitude to China for its continued support to the country and hoped for further deepening relationship between the two countries.
He recalled his recent visit to China saying it was fruitful.
He pointed how China could be of help in the renewable energy solutions for off-grid communities, some projects of which were already underway.
Buah said Ghana and China had good bilateral relations and had forged ahead in the energy sector and called for further collaboration.
– CAJ News
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