Ghana's electrification success explained at African Utility Week in May
"Community involvement or participation is absolutely key"
Multi-donor funded project
The Ghana Energy Development & Access Project (GEDAP) is a USD 312-million multi-donor funded project involving the World Bank, International Development Agency (IDA), Global Environment Facility (GEF), African Development Bank (AfDB), Global Partnership on Output-based Aid (GPOBA), Africa Catalytic Growth Fund (ACGF) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SECO).
Says Eng. Barfour: "the development objective is to improve the operational efficiency of the power distribution system and increase the population's access to electricity and help transition Ghana to a low-carbon economy through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions."