President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo arrived home on Monday after attending the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), held in New Delhi, India over the weekend.
His attendance at the ISA Summit was at the invitation of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron.
The Summit, attended by 25 other Heads of State and Government, provided a dedicated platform for co-operation amongst solar resource rich countries, aimed at realising “the common goals of increasing the use of solar energy in meeting the energy needs of ISA member countries in a safe, convenient, affordable, equitable and sustainable manner.”
President Akufo-Addo told the Summit that Ghana was committed and determined to increasing solar energy in the country’s energy mix.
He further assured that in keeping with Ghana’s commitments under the Paris Agreement, his government would take the needed steps to ensure that the country attains utility-scale solar electricity from about 22.5 megawatts.