The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Ms. Diana Acconiahe has disclosed that, they have been involved in Ghana’s energy sector to the tune of 30 million Euros till date.
According to her, European Union (EU) has been working through the European Investment Bank and development agencies of various member states including Ghana.
Ms. Acconia indicated further that the EU was interested in further collaboration in the areas of infrastructure, technical support and energy efficiency.
The Ambassador disclosed this in a meeting with the Energy Minister Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh in the Minister’s office, Accra.
Dr. Prempeh received a delegation from the EU mission in Accra, led by the European Union (EU) Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Ms. Diana Acconia to discuss matters relating to the Energy Sector. The purpose of the visit was to formally brief Minister on the EU’s involvement in Ghana’s energy sector.
In the Minister’s remarks, he expressed appreciation of the EU’s interest in Ghana’s energy sector and further remarked that energy is the lifeblood of every economy. Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh also stated that Ghana plays a huge role in the West African energy market.
According to him, on renewable energy, the Minister has emphasized Ghana’s commitment to her SDG goes of ensuring that it constituted at least 10% of her energy mix.
“Ghana enjoys a warm and cordial relationship with the European Union, and I am confident that this will be leveraged further in our collaboration to actualize President Akufo-Addo’s vision for the energy sector.” Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh said.