Obama Power Africa

Obama Power Africa

  • Aimed at doubling access to power in sub-Saharan Africa
  • The International Energy Agency says the region will require more than $300 billion in investment to reach universal electricity access by 2030
  • Power Africa will initially increase electrical access by at least 20 million new households and commercial entities
  • The US and its partners will initially work with Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania
  • The US is committing $7 billion over the next five years

Source: White House

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