Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Ghana to lose €60m Dutch govt facility over delayed implementation of recycling project

Ghana risks losing a €60 million subsidy facility from the Netherland government to set up a solid waste recycling plant if the country fails to sign a partnership agreement on the project by the end of this month. The project which has the capacity to recycle 20 tonnes of solid waste,…

Mineral Commission to recruit mine guards to police mining areas

Mr Addae Antwi-Boasako, the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, said the Commission was embarking on the recruitment of mine guards to help deal rapidly with the issues of illegal mining. He said the mine guards would be stationed at the hotbeds and hotspots in the mining fields so…

Akon brings his solar power project to Sierra Leone
Senegal’s international music star Akon is planning a solar investment programme for Sierra Leone as part of plans to support the government of president Julius Maada Bio. Akon, real name Aliaume Damala Badara, met with the president in the United States on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations... Read more
Ghana’s President reveals commitment to harnessing Solar Energy
  President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has stated that his administration will pay particular attention to solar energy and give the harnessing of same high priority. Speaking at the inaugural Session of the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance held at the shtrapati Bhavan... Read more
Government’s plans to embark on solar programme is in right direction – Minister
  Mr Mustapha Abdul Hamid, Minister of Information, has said Government’s plan to embark on an MDA Solar Rooftop Programme from 2018 was in the right direction. He said programme dubbed: “Government Goes Solar” will ensure that, government institutions switch to renewable energy to reduce Government’s expenditure on utilities.... Read more
2018 Budget : Gov’t institutions to go Solar
The Government of Ghana has outlined plans to embark on renewable and alternate energy drive in the Country .   As a result ,Government will from 2018  embark on  an MDA Solar Rooftop Programme dubbed “Government Goes Solar” which will ensure that,government institutions switch to renewable energy  to reduce... Read more
SHS Solar Program To Cost $420m – Energy Ministry
  It would cost government more than $420 million to roll out solar power generation in all second cycle schools across the country. This amount, however, would not include subsequent maintenance of the equipment. The Deputy Director of Renewable Energy at the Ministry of Energy, Seth Mahu who disclosed... Read more
Flagstaff House, Parliament To Run On Solar Energy
Ghana’s seat of government, the Flagstaff House and Parliament would soon be running on solar energy, following the ratification of a framework agreement on renewable energy.With the ratification, a 400 megawatt solar plant would be established with engineering being provided by Early Power Limited. Being the 14th country in... Read more
ECREE ,Koforidua Technical University build capacity on solar thermal energy exploitation in Ghana
The ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREE ),has began processes to help Ghana exploit the abundant solar thermal energy potential for domestic ,Commercial and industrial use. Ghana’s geographic location around the equatorial sun-belt  provides strategic advantage to exploit the abundant solar energy resources to fix its... Read more
Solar programme launched to boost sustainable energy supply
Phanes Group, an integrated end-to-end solar provider, has launched its first Solar Incubator programme, aimed at identifying PV projects of potential in sub-Saharan Africa by providing access to funding, commercial and technical knowledge. The initiative, ‘The PV Solar Incubator, Your Project, Our Expertise, for a Sustainable Future,’ would be... Read more
Jack and Jill School go solar
Jack and Jill School, located in Accra, will depend solely on solar energy and will no longer rely on power from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) by the end of July 2017. According to the school, plans are far advanced to install solar panels to ensure regular power... Read more
Bui Power Authority starts 250MW solar farm next month
 The Bui Power Authority (BPA) has started processes towards the setting up of a 250 megawatt solar plant to boost grid power supply, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the authority, Mr Fred Oware, has said. He said discussions for the installation of the first 50MW under the “Bui... Read more