Category archives for: Electricity

Bui Power Authority: We erred in the Purchase of Pickups  

Pickups

  Accra, August 14, 2017//-Ghana’s Bui Power Authority says it erred when it purchased 40 Ford Ranger Double Pick-ups at the cost of $1,345,000 in 2013.

UK, Ethiopia Sign Landmark Energy Compact

Poles

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 2, 2017//-British Ambassador to Ethiopia Susanna Moorehead, signed an Energy Compact with Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity of Ethiopia H.E. Dr. Engineer Sileshi Bekele in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Transcorp Plc Posts Impressive Half-Year Results

Transcorp plant

Lagos, Nigeria, July 31, 2017//Transcorp Plc recorded N4.2bn as profit after tax (PAT) for the half-year ended 30th of June 2017, translating into 134 per cent growth compared to the loss of N12.19bn recorded in the corresponding period in 2016.

Ghana Moves to Set Up Electricity Market Oversight Panel

Poles

Accra, July 29, 2017//-Ghana is to set up an oversight body to regulate the activities of the country’s electricity sub-sector as envisaged in a Legislative Instrument passed by Parliament in 2008.

Ghana: Police Raided Former Deputy Minister of Power’s Home

John Abu Jinapor

Accra, July 28, 2017//-Credible information reaching African Eye Report indicate that Policemen and National Security personnel have raided the home of former Deputy Minister of Power John Abu Jinapor on Friday morning in connection with the 2015 AMERI deal.

Ghana: Majority Backs Cancellation of AMERI Deal

AMERI

Accra, July 27, 2017//-Ghana’s Parliament is set to debate an urgent motion for the termination of the Africa & Middle East Resources Investment Group LLC (AMERI Energy) power deal Thursday, but Majority MPs have said they will vote in favour of the motion.

Report: Nigeria Needs to Invest $267Bn On Electricity By 2040

Nigeria, July 26, 2017//-The G20’s Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) has called for the investment of $267 billion into Nigeria’s electricity sector by 2040 to meet rising demand. In its latest report tagged, Global Infrastructure Outlook, GI Hub, also estimated that the country requires $878 billion to boost its infrastructure over 25 years.

The Power of Mini-Grids

power

Harare, Zimbabwe, July 01, 2017 – Despite impressive economic development in recent years, Africa still lags far behind on energy, with almost two-thirds of the continent’s citizens lacking access to electricity.

Africa Still Lags Globally in Electricity Consumption

Energy info

Accra, July 1, 2017//- Access to electricity in Africa is low. Only 35 percent of people in Africa have access to electricity, well below the 78 percent in South Asia, the region with the second-lowest level of access, according to World Bank’s Linking Up: Public-Private Partnerships in Power Transmission in Africa report. African Eye Report

Supreme Court Ruling on Suspected Terror Detainees Could Undermine President’s Powers

2 former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects

Accra, June 24, 2017//-Former deputy Interior Minister James Agalga has expressed worry that the President’s powers to conduct diplomatic transactions could be undermined.

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