Ghana's energy infrastructure to benefit from bio-fuel project

8 March 2011

Energy infrastructure in Ghana will be enhanced by a bio-fuel project.

The scheme is being carried out by Indian-owned company Abellon CleanEnergy and is expected to provide power for over 100,000 homes, IANS reports.

Pragnesh Mishra, the company's representative in Ghana, said the first plantation will be in the Ashanti region.

Business Call to Action's programme manager Natalie Africa stated: "Abellon's commitment is a concrete and effective example of how the private sector can adopt sustainable, pro-poor business strategies to tackle the twin global challenges of poverty and climate change."

It is thought the development will be able to create 25,000 jobs for the west African nation.

Mr Mishra said his organisation will reveal the cost of the programme in the last quarter of the year.

It comes after beverage company Coca Cola said some $1.5 million (£930,000) is to be distributed through The Coca Cola Africa Foundation to improve the water infrastructure of Ghana.

Categories: Energy, Water

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