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Government debunks claims of not adding single megawatt to energy mix

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Government has challenged claims that it has not added a single megawatt to the country’s energy mix since assuming office.

According to Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo, more than 35 megawatts have been added and this is expected to increase by the end of the year.

Speaking at a Virtual Ghana Renewable Energy Fair, the Senior Minister said a 20 Megawatt solar power plant has been constructed in Winneba, 6.5 megawatt solar power plant in Lawra and a 10 megawatt solar power plant at Bui which is expected to Scale up to 50 megawatt by the end of the year.

Addressing participants, the Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu, said the unpopular and painful decision taken by government in the last few years has opened up the energy sector for power generation.

Accordingly, government has directed the Electricity Company of Ghana to initiate Competitive procurement for a 100 megawatt solar plant.

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