The Minister for Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, last Friday July 29, met with members of the Council of State on the subject of energy transition at the Accra International Conference Centre.
The Minister was accompanied by a team from the Energy Ministry.
Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, affectionately called Napo, in his remarks to the august gathering, referred to the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference which set the ball rolling in respect of the need to implement important measures to control the extreme weather conditions that have battered the globe in recent years.
Napo also referred to the harmful effects of deforestation and the drying up of water bodies, with severe migratory consequences, and noted that there was a great imperative for us as a country to address the important issue of energy transition that will help move away from the harmful effects of fossil fuel.
After the presentation by the Ministry, there were vibrant engagements among participants and the engagements included helpful suggestions, questions and observations by the members on the subject of energy transition.
The Ministry has engaged several stakeholders across the country on this subject and will continue to seek consensus in the drawing up of a National Energy Transition Plan that reflects the broad aspiration of Ghanaians.