The Energy Ministry and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Power Africa has launched a 3-day capacity building workshop. 

This is to discuss the competitive procurement of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and infrastructure.

The workshop brought together decision-makers from Ghana’s key ministries, regulators, and commercial entities from the power sector.

The workshop provided a unique opportunity for stakeholders to discuss issues related to the supply and market of natural gas.

The U.S. Embassy’s Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Sharon L. Cromer, highlighted the significance of competitive procurement practices in the energy sector. 

She also underscored the US government’s commitment to support Ghana’s efforts for reliable and affordable energy supplies through Power Africa.

The Energy Minister of Energy, Peter Amewu, re-affirmed government’s commitment to instituting competitive procurement in the sector.

Since Power Africa's launch, Ghana has added 4.6 million new electrical connections (both on-grid and off-grid) and generated 1,557 megawatts (MW) of new power, bringing the Nation’s total installed generation capacity to 4,388 MW. 

Power Africa’s support contributed over 116,000 new connections and brought 544 MW of new power generation to financial close.