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AMA, CoM SSA sign MoU to advance Urban Smart Energy initiatives

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA), to propel the implementation of Urban Smart Energy (USE) initiatives within the Ghanaian capital.

The partnership agreement, which is expected to end by March 31, 2025, will focus on installing decentralised energy systems and improving energy efficiency in key municipal facilities such as city halls, markets, schools, and healthcare centres.

Under the framework of the MoU, both entities pledge to collaborate closely in exploring and executing projects geared towards promoting renewable energy and enhancing energy efficiency in public buildings owned by the Assembly.

Additionally, the collaboration that would be implemented with the support of the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Ghana involves participation in workshops, training programmes, and international events, as well as access to valuable resources and intercity collaborations within the CoM SSA network.

The Mayor of Accra, Hon. Elizabeth Kwatsoe Sackey expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership, emphasising its importance in advancing the city’s climate action agenda. She highlighted the AMA’s ongoing efforts to collect energy data on public buildings under the C40 CAI project, affirming that the collaboration with CoM SSA would bolster these initiatives.