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ECOWAS COMMUNIQUE: FIGHT AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE

ECOWAS CONTINUES TO SUPPORT MEMBER STATES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC 2019 (COVID-19)

1. ECOWAS continues to closely monitor the evolution of the Coronavirus pandemic in the world and particularly in West Africa. As of 5 April 2020, the 15 Member States are affected by the pandemic with 1 739 confirmed cases of contamination, 55 deaths and 328 persons who have fully recovered. It should be noted that approximately 95% of deaths are patients with comorbid conditions.

Solar PV Mini-Grid Project for 200 Households at Sare Pateh Jamwelly- The Gambia

  1. Unique Energy Co. Ltd and Unique Solutions Co. Ltd have received part financing from the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) towards the cost of the “Solar PV Mini-Grid Project for 200 Households/Businesses at Sare Pateh Jamwelly-The Gambia”, and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods and works services to be procured under this project. The project will be co-financed by Unique Group Co. Ltd.

  1. The project will include the following components:

BURKINA: TOWARDS THE ADOPTION OF A GENDER MAINSTREAMING POLICY IN ENERGY ACCESS

The Ministry of Energy plans to ensure equal access to energy resources. To this end, a workshop to validate the action plan for gender mainstreaming in energy access in Burkina Faso was organized. It was this Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in Ouagadougou.

GENDER PROMOTION: THE ENERGY SECTOR VALIDATES ITS ACTION PLAN

The Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy, Mr. Jean-Paul YANOGO, presided, on Wednesday 05 February 2020 in Ouagadougou, the opening ceremony of the national workshop to validate the gender and energy action plan-Burkina Faso. The objective of this action plan is to ultimately achieve greater participation of women in the energy sector.

ECOWAS Country introduces VAT exemption on PV panels

Benin has introduced VAT exemption on imports of PV panels. The exemption will be applied to the import of materials, equipment and installation accessories for the deployment of PV and solar thermal systems. The new measure is aimed at increasing access to electricity through more off-grid projects.

The Beninese government has included in the 2020 finance law a measure to exempt the imports of solar panels from the payment of the value added tax (VAT).

African Investment Forum holds In South Africa

The Africa Investment Forum, a fully transactional platform and a marketplace for pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors looking to invest in Africa is holding in Johannesburg South Africa from the 11th  - 13th November 2019.

REGIONAL TRAINING OF TRAINERS ON SOLAR THERMAL

The Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation (LuxDev) in Praia, Cabo Verde, and the Centre for Renewable Energy and Industrial Maintenance of Cabo Verde (CERMI) are pleased to announce a Training of Trainers on Solar Thermal for the Francophone ECOWAS Member States plus Mauritania, under the Project “Strengthening the Regional Position of CERMI” financed by the European Union, implemented by LuxDev and CERMI. 

ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum 2019 Concludes in Accra

H.E. Mr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice-President of Ghana During ESEF19

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) convened its third annual ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF) on 22-24 October, held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, Ghana.

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