GHANA IS COMMITTED TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS – DEPUTY TRADE MINISTER
Hon Carlos Ahenkorah, a Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry has underscored the commitment of Government as an active player in the implementation of sustainable solutions for the use and expansion of the renewable energy sector.
Addressing dignitaries and exhibitors during the “Ghana Day” celebration at the Astana “EXPO-2017” in Kazakhstan, the deputy minister noted that Ghana would meet its ten percent target of installed renewable energy capacity by 2020.
According to him, the exhibition, EXPO-2017, is marked by a broad theme "Future Energy", which is aimed at promoting and opening global sustainable solutions in the field of energy. Ghana participated in the EXPO-2017 under the sub-theme of "Ghana – haven of renewable energy resources".
He further noted that Ghana's participation in the exhibition is another opportunity to establish close political and socio-economic ties between Ghana and Kazakhstan, as well as with other participating countries.
On his part, Aryn Berik, the Vice Minister of Religious Affairs and Civil Society of Kazakhstan, expressed his gratitude to the Government of Ghana for supporting Astana's candidacy for EXPO-2017 and actively participating in the event.
"It is encouraging that the National Pavilion of Ghana will make it possible to acquaint all visitors and exhibitors with this amazing country, its deep history and diverse culture and, of course, the measures taken in the field of development of renewable energy sources", he said.
The exhibition, which commenced on June 10, is expected to end on September 10, 2017. Ghana’s delegation to the event included officials from the Ghana Free Zones Board, Energy Commission, Volta River Authority, the Electricity Company of Ghana and the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre.