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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday gave a go-ahead for the construction of two solar power plants in Kaleo and Lawra, under the 17MW peak solar power project.

According to Ghana’s president, the project confirms the commitment of his government to diversify Ghana’s energy generation portfolio and in the long run, help increase the renewable energy component of the energy mix and contribute to the fight against the effects of climate change.

The €22.8 million 17MW solar power project is being funded by the German Government’s Development Bank, KfW. There is still ongoing construction of the Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam and Irrigation Project.

He said that the project will see to the construction of a 4MW peak project in Lawra and a 13MW peak project in Kaleo.

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“This will help Ghana avoid an estimated 7,400 tons of carbon …