"Electric Cars Will Reduce Traffic And Vehicle Emissions" - Deputy Transport Minister (PICS)

Deputy Minister for Transport, Frederick Obeng Adom has hinted that the introduction of electric cars in Ghana will ease traffic congestion and vehicular emissions.

He made these known at a stakeholder engagement on National Energy Transition Plan in Accra.

Speaking at the event, he said "Electric cars will reduce traffic situations and vehicular emissions on the roads"

"2030 is the Parish Agreement and it did not force on net zero. It focuses on reducing your emissions to some levels but it was not meant to achieve net zero"

He also hinted that Ghana is not under pressure or ambushed adding that it will rather handle things on its own terms and time.

"You will notice that while some other countries are doing 2050 as target, we are looking at 2070"

"The emissions we are going to make in Ghana are not going to be based on our current developments. Our emission levels are very low and we ahsve done things that will take us to net zero"

The Ministry of Energy, in December 2021, formed the National Energy Transition Committee to prepare a National Energy Transition Plan for the energy sector.

According to the Ministry, the plan and its implementation will not affect just the energy sector but will have implications on the everyday life of the citizens.

On his part, the Deputy Director Power (Nuclear), Dr. Robert Sogbadji called on all stakeholders to rally their support to the National Energy Transition Plan.

He was confident that the views collated will help produce a meaningful National Energy Transition Plan.

The Stakeholders pledged their unflinching commitment to the National Energy Transition Plan.

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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith