Norway to open new renewable energy office in Nairobi
31 October 2014, 15:20
Nairobi - Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende on Thursday
announced 300 million kroner (50 million U.S. dollars) to support
renewable energy development in sub-Sahara Africa.
The announcement came at the Norwegian-African Business Summit
attended by more than 400 people from both Africa and the host country,
including Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama.
"More than 700 million people in Africa lack electricity. The
continent needs more investments in renewable energy," Brende told the
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"I am pleased to announce that Norway will contribute to Green Africa
Power, a new fund to stimulate private sector investment in renewable
energy in sub Sahara Africa," he added.
Eivind Fjeldstad, managing director of the Norwegian-African Business
Association (NABA) that organized the forum, said plans were underway
to open an office in Nairobi, Kenya.
Mahama, in his keynote speech, said that the international business
community needs to support and encourage infrastructure development in
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