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The Vice-President of Ghana and Flagbearer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has promised to abolish duties on solar panels that are imported into the West African nation.

According to him, the move is aimed at making solar system installation in the country affordable and cheaper in line with global energy transition from fossil fuels to green energy.

Outlining his vision for the country ahead of general election next December, Dr. Bawumia said his administration would diversify the energy generation mix with the introduction of solar and wind power.

The Vice-President said, under his leadership, Ghana would increase the solar energy capacity by additional 2000 megawatts.

He added that this would be contracted through independent power producers.

He indicated that this would help to reduce the country’s dependence on oil and gas.

“This will significantly reduce the cost of electricity,” Dr. Bawumia said.