Jubilee House converts to solar energy in Aug

Jubilee House

The seat of government will from August be powered by solar energy, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced.

This will be an example to other public institutions, he stated.

President Akufo-Addo made this known on Thursday while delivering his state of the nation address. It is his third since assuming office in 2017.

According to him, the use of renewable energy has become the order of the day around the world and his government is putting in place measures to have it spread across the country.

Already, some key ministries have undergone a conversion to energy from the sun.

He said the Ministry of Energy initiated the Solar Rooftop Programme to promote the use of solar power for government and public buildings.

That Ministry, itself, has led by example by installing a 65-kilowatt solar rooftop at its premises.

This “has become increasingly cheaper,” the president said.

He said efforts to make more use of solar energy is also in conformity with Sustainable Development Goals 7 and 13.