Six Communities Get Renewable Energy Facilities

Renewable energy facilities have been established and handed over to six communities across four districts in the Upper West and Upper East Regions.

These facilities consist of Solar-powered mechanized boreholes, charging centers, street lamps, and eco-friendly shea processing units.

The project was made possible through funding from the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea, under the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. This initiative falls under the “Creating Lands of Opportunity: Transforming Livelihoods through Landscape Restoration in the Sahel (LoGMe)” project, led by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN Ghana) in collaboration with A Rocha Ghana, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Savannah Agriculture Research Institute (CSIR-SARI), the Water Resources Commission, and the Department of Agriculture.

Solar-powered Borehole

The primary objective is to significantly contribute to landscape restoration in the Sahel while establishing income-generating opportunities for local communities. The LoGMe project is being executed in Dalaasa, Naadema (Builsa South District); Yamerga, Awaredone (Talensi District) in the Upper East Region; and Nanchala and Sakalu (Sisala East District) in the Upper West Region.

These renewable energy facilities aim to provide sustainable and efficient access to basic household electricity and meet community and production needs effectively.

The distribution of the facilities is as follows;

  • Nanchalla – solar mechanized borehole and shea processing center
  • Dalaasa  – solar mechanized borehole, solar charging center, solar street lamp, and shea processing center
  • Naadema – Shea processing center
  • Gbango – solar mechanized borehole, solar charging center, and solar street lamp,
  • Tarikome – solar charging center and solar street lamp
  • Yameriga – solar mechanized borehole
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