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We are determined to achieve universal access to electricity by end of  2024 – Finance Minister

Finance Minister Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to achieving universal access to electricity by the end of the year, particularly targeting off-grid regions through the deployment of mini grids and smaller power generation systems. His remarks came during a panel discussion held as part of the ongoing IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings.

Responding to inquiries on strategies for expediting energy access, Dr. Amin stressed the importance of deliberate policy measures and meticulous planning to accelerate progress in this regard.

“Right from the 1990s, we were very intentional. The government decided that Ghana must achieve universal access to electricity and so we put in relevant policies and a national electrification scheme, we put in rural electrification programme, and we also put in a self-help electrification programme in which communities and the government shared the cost of electricity access.

Furthermore, the Minister elaborated on the energy sector reforms underway, aimed at streamlining the system and attracting investment. These reforms include tariff adjustments, quarterly audits of the cash waterfall program, and the procurement of one million new meters with support from the World Bank to ensure uniformity and efficiency in metering.

Source: Energy Ghana