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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said the costs associated with the continued use of fossil fuels as a driver of the economy are high now and may go even higher, and it is important that Ghana, as well as her neighbours and the rest of the developing world urgently put in place comprehensive, viable plans to cater for the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.
He noted that the government shall also take steps to promote clean energy sources including biofuels, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Electric, Hydrogen fuels, etc. as fuels for vehicles and provide low-carbon and highly competitive energy supply to establish Ghana as an energy and e-mobility hub for the West African Sub-Region.
Dr Bawumia said these when he addressed the opening ceremony for a National Energy Transition Forum organized by the Ministry of Energy in collaboration with the Ministries of Transport, Finance, and Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation in Accra on Tuesday, 22 February 2022.
The National Energy Transition Forum was on the theme ‘Moving Ghana Towards a Net-Zero Future.’