Accra Girls SHS gets solar panel

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has commissioned a five kilowatt solar panel for the Accra Girls Senior High School, to improve power supply to the school.

The 130,000 euros facility was developed under the AMA-European Union (EU) Strategic Energy Advisory Services Project.

The project was funded by the Kumasi Institute of Technology, Energy and Environment, EU, the governments of Australia, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden.

Speaking at the event, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, Chief Executive Officer of the AMA said the project, which has two phases was capable of generating energy to cover all of the school’s power needs.

The second phase, he said would involve the replacement of bulbs in the school with LED lighting to reduce energy consumption.

He said the AMA was embarking on a green Ghana initiative in SHSs aimed at creating interest in energy efficiency among students.

He said the campaign formed part of efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions which was a major threat to the country’s climate change.

Mr Sowah said the assembly under the project would distribute waste segregation bins, supply seedlings for tree planting across the 16 secondary schools within the metropolis.

He donated 40 waste bins to Accra Girls SHS to kick start the programme.

Ms Silvia Escudero, Project Manager of the European Union Energy Initiative, said the facility would reduce power outages due to the ever increasing energy demand.

The Headmistress of Accra Girls SHS, Ms Joyce Acolatse expressed gratitude to the company for the initiative and appealed to corporate institutions to also support the school, saying the solar panel would increase supply of electricity.

By Benedicta Gyimaah Folley

 

 

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