Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has challenged African Power Producers to find innovative ways to develop energy sources that will bridge the power deficit in the sub-region.
He said the continent still has challenges with power because of failure to keep pace with increasing demand in the sector.
The Vice President was speaking at the opening of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association of Power Utilities of Africa in Accra.
This year’s Annual Meeting of the Association of Power Utilities of Africa is on the theme, Energy Development through Customer Management, Revenue Collection and Energy Efficiency.
More than 50 industry players from the continent will at the two-day event deliberate on the challenges in the energy sector and find innovative solution to improve the sector.
Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur said with power consumption increasing by three fold.
Over the last decade, players must keep the pace to bridge the gap.
He said if measures are not put in place, there will be implications not only for economic growth, but health, social and education sectors.
Mr. Amissah Arthur also outlined some schemes put in place by government as part of rural electrification project.
The Annual meeting is co-hosted by the Volta River Authority, the Ghana GRID Company, ECG and the Northern Electricity Distribution Company.