Ghana yesterday signed a grant agreement of €5,026,027 (GH¢31 million) with Germany for the construction of a community waste-to-energy project in the Ashanti Region.
The 400-KW demonstration project, which will use a hybrid solar PV, biogas and a pyrolysis plant to generate electricity from domestic waste, will start on October 1, 2019 and be completed by November 30, 2023.
Apart from contributing to provide sustainable solutions to the waste and energy challenges in the country, the project will also create more than 50 jobs for Ghanaians.
The successful implementation of the project will make way for 10 more to be established in the country
The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, signed the agreement for Ghana while the German Minister of Education and Research, Ms Anja Karliczek, initialled for her country.
There are nine research partner institutions involved in the project. They comprise six from Ghana and three from Germany.