The Energy Minister; Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh during Stakeholder Engagement on Ghana’s Energy Transition Plan at Kempinski Hotel has disclosed that Ghana must traverse ways in transitioning from destructive and regressive fossil fuels to various forms of cleaner energy.
At the meeting on Tuesday, the minister revealed that cleaner energies shall assure the safety of Ghanaians and the revamping of the Ghana’s economy. He further disclosed that substantive amount of money will be required to transition to cleaner energies.
“We must explore the various ways to transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energy in Ghana while ensuring economic growth and the general well-being of the citizens. Transitioning to cleaner energy over the next few years would require substantial resources”, he disclosed.
He also revealed that, in the wake of global sensitization on decarbonization and global advocacy, Ghana is completely not seen. He also stated it’s become a problem as Ghana is dependent on hydrocarbon resources and products.
“We, therefore, need to strategically plan to overcome the challenges imposed by the energy transition agenda and to move with the rest of the world towards cleaner energy. I am grateful to the Vice President of the Republic, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for honouring our invitation as Keynote Speaker at the Forum. I am also grateful to colleague Ministers of Finance, Transport and Environment, Science and Technology for their presence and support”, the Minister highlighted.
A 13 member committee chaired by Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam to supervise the coordination of The National Energy Transition Plan has been established.