Energy infrastructure to improve in Ghana
22 December 2010
Energy infrastructure in Ghana is set to improve after the World Bank approved a loan of $38 million (£24.5 million) to the government.
The money will be used to carry out the Oil and Gas Capacity Building Project, which will look to improve production of the natural resources after their discovery in 2007.
Sunil Mathrani, World Bank task team leader for the scheme, noted there are serious challenges to be addressed, in terms of institutional development for sector management and education and skills improvement.
It is hoped once these are enhanced, production will be able to operate in a more-efficient manner.
Hon Joe Oteng-Adjei, the Ghanaian minister of energy, said: "Building capacity in the oil and gas sector is paramount and we are going to ensure a swift implementation in order to achieve good results for the people of Ghana."
Wind Power Monthly recent commented that the nation is in talks with the El Sewedy Electric group about improving its energy infrastructure.