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Ghana launches National Electric Vehicle (EV) policy to combat climate change

December 16, 2023
Ghana launches National Electric Vehicle (EV) policy to combat climate change
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President Nana Addo Dankwa , on behalf of the Ministry of Transport, has launched the National Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy in Ghana.

The initiative aims to address climate change, promote environmental sustainability, and align with global climate goals.

Recognizing the impact of fossil fuels on the environment, the policy emphasizes a transition to more sustainable energy sources, with Electric Vehicles (EVs) considered a crucial solution to combat transportation-related emissions and climate change.

Mr. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, the Minister for Transport, highlighted the economic viability of EVs and the global surge in EV inventory, projecting over 145 million EVs by 2030.

Many nations have committed to a complete shift to EVs, prompting Ghana to align with international efforts. The policy, formulated through extensive consultations, focuses on a just, equitable, and inclusive transition, ensuring benefits for all segments of society and contributing to socioeconomic growth.

The policy not only addresses environmental concerns but also aims to create job opportunities for both skilled and unskilled workers.

To facilitate effective implementation, a dedicated unit will be established within the Ministry to collaborate with sector representatives and institutions.

Manpower development is a key aspect, with training programs for artisans and garages to handle and maintain EVs, as well as retrofitting when necessary.

The success of the policy depends on collective efforts and smart investment choices, leading Ghana toward a cleaner and more sustainable energy future.

The Minister called on stakeholders, businesses, , and the international community to support the policy's successful implementation.

The government's commitment to sustainability and a greener future is reinforced by the National Electric Vehicle Policy, seen as a catalyst for creating new industries, and jobs, improving public health, and reducing emissions in the transport sector.

As Ghana embarks on this historic journey, the policy is expected to pave the way for a cleaner and more prosperous future for current and future generations

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