Ghana’s Minister-designate for Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has pledged his commitment towards achieving 100 percent electricity access in the West African nation in the second term of the Akufo-Addo-administration.
“As a Minister for Energy, I will work towards affordable universal power for all Ghanaians,” Dr. Opoku Prempeh who is popularly known as Napo said while answering questions on his commitment to ensuring that Ghana achieves universal access to electricity during his vetting in Parliament recently.
In 2016, Ghana’s national electricity access was about 83.24 percent and moved to 83.62 percent in 2018.
As at last year, Ghana’s electricity access had increased to 85 percent.
However, the level of increment, according to the Minority Leader of the Parliament of Ghana, Haruna Iddrisu, is not encouraging and wanted the Minister- designate to do something to improve it if he were approved.
President Akufo-Addo, in his inaugural speech on January 7, 2021, intimated that the remaining population would be connected to electricity in his second term to ensure economic growth.
“The remaining fifteen percent of our communities without electricity would be covered by the end of my second term,” he assured Ghanaians.