Thursday, September 6, 2018

Ghana To Receive $190m From Millennium Challenge Corporation

11:16:00 PM

Ghana is to receive the second allocation of compact funds from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in the amount of $190 million after the Ghanaian government met all the required conditions to access the funds.

Today, MCC submitted a letter acknowledging Ghanas achievement of this milestone to the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Upon Entry-Into-Force of the Ghana Power Compact on September 6, 2016, MCC granted access to the first allocation of compact funds in the amount of $308.2 million.

MCCs investment in the Ghana Power Compact totals $498.2 U.S. Dollars.

A delegation led by Professor Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu, Board Chair of MiDA, and Christopher Lamora, Charge dAffairs and Ag. U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, presented the Letter to the Vice President, H.E. Mahamudu Bawumia, who received it on behalf of the President.

Today marks a significant milestone in the implementation of the Power Compact Program. With these funds, MiDA together with its implementing entities will be able to carry out the planned investment and reform activities aimed at strengthening our countrys power distribution sector, remarked the MiDA Board Chair.

Meeting this vital milestone is a testament to the commitment of the Ghanaian government to reform its power sector in an effort to bring vital services to its people, MCC acting CEO Brock Bierman said.

But much work remains. With only 3 years remaining in the MCC Ghana Power Compact, we must continue to work together until the concession is complete and the path is paved to inject private-sector investment and expertise to transform the viability of the Ghanaian power sector.

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