Statement: Energy Minister Attends Global Renewal Energy Meeting

Minister for Energy, Honourable John-Peter Amewu together with a delegation from the Ministry and Energy Commission are representing the country at the ninth session of the Assembly of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The meeting is scheduled to take place from January 10 – 13, 2019, at the St Regis Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The Honourable Minister will be delivering an address on the scaling up of renewable energy development in Africa during the African Ministerial roundtable section.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. The Assembly is the Agency’s supreme decision-making body and brings together Heads of State, Ministers, government officials, and representatives from the private sector, civil society and other international organisations to reaffirm the global renewable energy agenda and make concrete steps to accelerate the global energy transition.

The delegation accompanying the Minister includes Dr. A.K. Ofosu-Ahenkorah, Executive Secretary of Energy Commission, Mr. Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo, Director in charge of Renewable and Alternative Energies at the Ministry of Energy, and Nana Kofi OppongDamoah, Head of Communications and Public Affairs at the Ministry of Energy.


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