One of Ghana’s most paramount constraints to economic growth is unreliable and inadequate supply of electric power, with only 2,450 MW of installed generation capacity to serve a population of 25 million. The Government of Ghana (GOG) has committed to increase the total installed power generation capacity to 5,000 MW by 2016, including 10 percent from renewable sources. As part of this effort, independent power producers have created 546 mega-watts (MW) of generation capacity, and another private producer is nearing financial close and will ultimately produce 348 MW.
New classroom block at Zamrama Line in Accra to boost teaching and learning
More than 700 students are to begin their studies in a newly built three-story classroom block at Zamrama Line cluster of schools in Laterbiokoshie in Accra. This 18-unit classroom block will provide sufficient classrooms to allow all students in the schools to access the full day’s period of teaching and learning, and reduce the double shift system within the Accra metropolis.
USAID Rolls Out Population-Based Survey Results for 45 SADA Districts
Accra, Ghana — During an official data release conference, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) presented results from its Population-Based Survey (PBS) Results at the Alisa Hotel.
Ministry of Trade and Industry Signs Memorandum of Understanding
with USAID Implementing Partner
Accra, Ghana. The Ministry of Trade and Industry formalized a working relationship with PYXERA Global with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding today. The Ghana Supply Chain Development Program will enable collaboration towards increasing the participation of small and medium sized enterprises in the supply chains of international oil companies operating in Ghana.
Accra, Ghana — During a press roundtable briefing, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) presented USAID Ghana’s new Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for 2013-2017. The U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Gene Cretz, introduced James Bever, Mission Director for Ghana and Alex Deprez, Mission Director for the West Africa Region, both of whom outlined their mission’s portfolios while discussing budget updates and recent development achievements.
Last updated: July 16, 2014