Discovery of lithium to support the manufacture of solar batteries locally – Minister

Economic news for Thursday, October 6, 2022


play the videoDeputy Minister of Energy, Andrew Egyapa Mercer

Deputy Energy Minister Andrew Egyapa Mercer has hinted that the government is considering leveraging the current discovery of lithium resources in the country to support local manufacturing of solar batteries.

According to him, this decision aims to strengthen Ghana’s program in the use of renewable energies and energy transition.

Speaking at the inaugural Africa Energy Conference 2022 hosted by the Business and Financial Times, the Deputy Energy Minister said the discovery will provide key opportunities for the production of renewable equipment for the African market.

“The opportunity for industrial and commercial enterprise in the renewable energy market has the potential to generate revenue, create jobs and improve energy security.”

“Ghana’s recent discovery of high-grade lithium is an achievement that the government intends to capitalize on to explore the real possibility of manufacturing solar batteries locally,” he said.

He also hinted that the government will unveil the national energy transition plan by the end of October this year.

According to him, the plan will serve as a roadmap for Ghana’s journey towards achieving net zero carbon emissions.