Swiss Government Grants USD 21 Million To Support Ghana Power Sector

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The Swiss Government is providing a total grant of USD 21 million to the Ghana Energy Development and Access Programme (GEDAP) under the Ministry of Power to improve the supply of electricity to meet Ghana’s power needs.

Since 2009, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), has been supporting the electricity sector in Ghana through GEDAP. GEDAP is a major multi-donor program hosted by the Ministry of Power having the objective to improve the efficiency of the power distribution in Ghana and increase access to electricity by the population.

Having achieved most of its previous objectives, SECO has decided to pursue its support with the aim of extend access to electricity, improve efficiency in electricity distribution and promote renewable energies in Ghana. All these will be done through investments in infrastructure and policy dialogue, and to strengthen the capacities of the Electricity Company Ghana (ECG), the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo) and the Ministry of Power.

The programme spans through the period 2015 to 2019 and aligns with the Government of Ghana’s policies and strategies for reinforcing the energy sector.

The Swiss Government is committed to support the Government of Ghana in its effort to fight poverty and implement the Energy Strategy and Development Plan (ESDP), which among others aims at promoting renewable energy technologies and ensuring adequate, reliable and improved supple of electricity to meet Ghana’s national needs.

About the Embassy of Switzerland
The embassy of Switzerland in Ghana, implements the official Swiss Economic Development Assistance to Ghana granted through the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Switzerland’s assistance to Ghana concentrates on economic and trade measures in four main domains, one of which aims at strengthening energy sector regulation, improving efficiency in power distribution and access to electricity.

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