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    Jubilee House adopts solar power for improved clean energy supply

    The Jubilee House, which serves as the presidential seat, is embarking on a strategic initiative to enhance the provision of clean energy.

    The goal is to have 60 percent of the energy consumption at the Jubilee House sourced from solar power by the end of 2023.

    This initiative underscores the government’s commitment to improving energy efficiency and transitioning towards sustainable energy sources as a response to the challenges posed by climate change.

    Akosua Frema Osei Opare, the Chief of Staff, revealed this strategy during the closing ceremony of the African Women and Children Conference (AFRIWOCC) held in Accra. She emphasized that this plan reflects the government’s dedication to investing in renewable energy resources such as solar, wind, and hydro power. This move aims to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, which have detrimental impacts on the environment.

    The maiden edition of AFRIWOCC, organized by the Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects (SEHP) under the auspices of the Office of the President, focused on the theme “Amplifying the voices of women and children in climate action.” The two-day conference brought together around 450 participants from across Africa, including President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Vice-President of Liberia, Jewel Taylor, and various ministers, parliamentarians, academia, development partners, civil society, private sector representatives, traditional authorities, and youth advocates.

    During discussions on climate action for women and children, it was highlighted that climate change disproportionately affects vulnerable groups, including women and children, due to factors like inadequate institutional capacity, gender inequality, and limited technological knowledge. The conference emphasized the need for a shift in the narrative from problem-focused to identifying opportunities for innovation, education, and empowerment in climate action.

    Efforts to amplify the voices of African women and children in climate discussions were underscored, and the importance of financing green initiatives accessible to women and youth was emphasized. The conference also recognized the potential demographic dividends from Africa’s youthful population but cautioned that appropriate investments must be made to ensure social cohesion and economic stability.

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