The U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Gambian authorities have signed a $25 million investment program to accelerate solar energy production in The Gambia.
The Gambia government has launched a four-year energy project at a tune of 7.2 million Euro which seeks to support 23 local communities with solar or wind electricity.
In order to support the Energy Nexus issues, the National Platform will facilitate the implementation of incentives to promote the uptake and dissemination of the targeted EE solutions on large scale in different sectors, geographical areas and target groups.
This situation remains unabated since the country attains its independence in 1965, thus causing huge economic lost to both the state and residents alike.
President Adama Barrow has stated that in the interest of all citizens, ample resources have been mobilised for the energy sector to light health facilities and schools.
The Minister of Petroleum and Energy has disclosed that over 65% of The Gambia’s population still lacks access to electricity and where electricity is available, the supply is still erratic with very high tariff.
The Kanifing municipality has launched a project to set up solar powered cold rooms for vegetable preservation in the markets of this city in the west of The Gambia.
The minister of Energy and Petroleum says that The Gambia is 100 percent dependent on fossil fuel and biomass in meeting its energy demands.
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a $43 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA)* for The Gambia’s Electricity Restoration and Modernisation Project (GERMP).
The four-day workshop is organized by ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the Government of The Gambia trough the Ministry of petroleum and energy.