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2022 Budget: E-transport system coming – Gov’t

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Ghana is developing a proposal for the adoption of E-Mobility in the transport sector to address the high levels of Green House Gas (GHG) and air pollution associated with the sector, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has disclosed.

Road transport alone contributes 45.4 per cent of total fuel combustion emissions and accounts for 13 per cent of the overall national GHG emissions.

The finance minister said the adoption of E-Mobility will promote sustainable intra-city transport services as one of the priority mitigation actions in Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contributions.

Presenting the 2022 budget statement before parliament on Wednesday, 17 November 2021, Mr Ofori-Atta noted that the introduction of this new system will support the government’s effort to provide transport services in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.

“The outcome of this project will contribute to modernising the existing public urban transportation system. The expected emission savings from investing in Battery Electric Buses (BEB) will contribute to Ghana’s emission reduction commitment in the Nationally Determined Contributions,” he stated.

Mr Speaker, he added, “the Drive Electric Initiative (DEI) for public and private transportation of goods and services has been launched. This is a major climate-friendly initiative by the government to reduce exhaust gas emission and steer the economy towards a sustainable low carbon pathway.”

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