Access To Affordable Energy To Support Economic Growth And Job Creation In Ghana

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 11:00

Access to reliable energy, particularly electricity, is often identified as one of the significant constraints to doing business in Ghana. This is especially the case for many micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs), which constitute a significant proportion of the economy.

Ghana’s informal sector contributes 25% to GDP and employs 90% of the labour force. Inadequate power supply, resulting in load shedding and power outages, hurts businesses, forcing them to resort to more expensive power generation. Likewise, a persistent 25% of electricity generated in Ghana is lost at the retail end. These are caused by dilapidated infrastructure (technical losses) as well as electricity theft or commercial losses. Ghana’s losses are more than double the sub-Saharan Africa average of 12%.

To this end, IMANI Centre for Policy and Education and GIZ Ghana, invites you to its fourth Reform Dialogue Series (RDS) to examine access to affordable energy in Ghana. This policy dialogue, seeks to engage relevant stakeholders in Ghana’s energy space to discus how the country can increase energy access and deepen industrialisation using competitive electricity and natural gas tariffs, among others. Getting this right, will support the country’s growth and development agenda.

This event takes place 3pm-5pm Ghana time and will be streamed on Youtube.