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Electricity Supply Gov't to mainstream mini-grids into the National Electrification Scheme

Terkper noted that the Swiss Government was partnering the government in the construction of the mini dams.

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Finance Minister Seth Terkper has announced a major government policy decision to mainstream mini-grids into the National Electrification Scheme.

This will mean scaling up the construction of mini-grids to provide power to some 200 and 2,000 islands and lakeside communities in the medium term respectively.

Terkper made the announcement in a speech read on his behalf by his deputy, Mrs Mona Quartey, at the second Ghana Renewable Energy Fair.

Terkper noted that the Swiss Government was partnering the government in the construction of the mini dams.

He revealed that the beneficiary "communities would enjoy the same electrification packages offered their counterparts in grid connected communities," he said.

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On renewable energy, the Finance Minister announced the approved of a $320 million Scaling-up Renewable Energy Investment Plan (SREP-IP) by the Climate Investment Fund for Ghana.

According to him, the Ministry of Power would leverage additional financing to achieve flagship investment in the renewable energy sector under the SREP programme.

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