Ghana to join Alliance for Solar Rich countries – Mahama pledges

President John Mahama has described as a shame and unacceptable the inability of most countries in Africa to utilise the abundant sunshine to produce solar energy for consumption.

He has however, pledged his support to an initiative by Indian’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to launch an Alliance for Solar Rich countries at a Climate Change conference in Paris next month.

Taking his turn at the India-Africa Summit in New Delhi, India President Mahama, said Ghana will be the first to sign onto the initiative as it falls into his vision to explore alternative sources of energy particularly solar.

On the sidelines of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties of the UN framework Convention on Climate change, an Alliance of Solar- Rich countries will be launched.

The Initiative by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is to allow countries to partner to make Solar energy an integral part of life and also reach out to remote Communities and Villages.

The obviously converted President Mahama, as part of his transformational Agenda has an achievable goal of exploring alternative sources of energy, particularly Solar as Ghana is blessed with Sunshine.

India as a developing nation with a large population has it own share of energy crisis as well.

The country hopes to explore a 175 Gigawatts of additional renewable energy by 2022.

As the Forty-one heads of State present at the Summit delivered their statements, it was obvious that they all seek a global public partnership that makes clean energy affordable and accessible.

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