German Delegation supports Ghana to improve clean energy and environmental health

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By Abdulai Haruna, GNA

Accra, Nov. 07, GNA – The Delegation of
German Industry and Commerce in Ghana (Ghana) has reaffirmed its resolve in
supporting the government of Ghana to ensure a sustainable management of
plastics and improvement of clean energy.

Hosting its 7th West African Clean Energy
and Environment Trade Fair and Conference 2019 (WACEE’19) from 6th -8th
November 2019 aimed at bringing on board experts from international
organisations and local companies to deliberate on ways to ensure sustainable
water and waste management.

Dr Michael Blank, head of the Delegation of
German Industry and Commerce in Ghana (AHK Ghana), in briefing the media about
the upcoming event said energy and the environment all over the world could
only be tackled with a united front.

He said hosting of the WACEE’19 in Ghana was
a great opportunity for the country adding “Ghana can show that the topic
that is energy and environment is important for Ghana, and Ghana can prove that
its business is strong and has strong partners when it comes to energy and

He said the impact of wastes was obvious for
all to see which he said needed urgent attention.

WACEE is a relevant renewable energy and
environment event in West Africa which was started in 2012. It is an event
where experts and technology suppliers showcased their latest Scientific
developments and innovative products and services in the areas of Clean Energy,
Water and Circular Economy.

Mrs Katharina Felgenhauer, Head of
German-Ghanaian Competence Centres; Head of Competence Centre Energy and
Environment, said the WACEE’19 would focus on renewable energy, energy
efficiency, waste management and water management.

She said the festival would begin with
conversations in providing the right solutions for energy and environmental
challenges and added that the centre was a department, where individuals could
enquire about new technologies, solution providers both Ghana and Germany and
West Africa.

Mrs Katharina said this year’s festival
would cover a broad range of topics clean energy, water and circular economy
adding that the event has become a West African festival.

She stated that the guiding principle for
this year’s event was “nothing changes, if nothing changes” which she
said would bring people from the public and private sectors, civil society and
academia to discuss on ways to combat the nagging environmental challenges at

Mr Andrew N. M. Aryee, Project Manager
Competence Centre Energy and Environment Communications and Media, in
explaining the details of the event said the programme was geared towards
promoting the interest of investors and business leaders into the Ghanaian
market and to strengthen the energy supply industry.

He welcomed anyone active in the areas of
clean energy, water and circular economy to come and participate in the

He said the event would comprise over two
thousand participants adding that they would make sure that the use of plastics
were minimised in the course of the event.

He said they introduced the participants to
better management of waste resources and noted that the WACEE’19 conference was
made up of three conferences with each day focusing on one topic.

He said they were expecting about forty
speakers from Ghana and other country including; some of the European

He said the event would have fifty
exhibitors with two country pavilion made up of about eight companies in the
Austrian pavilion and about 10 companies in the German pavilion.

He added that there were twenty five
companies both from Ghana and other West African countries, which he said
showed the interest of businesses in the Ghanaian market and also the West
African market.

He said the centre created a platform For
the WACEE’19 event to help in creating awareness to people that keeping the
environment clean, access to clean drinking water, or access to reliable source
of energy was also relevant for growth of the Ghanaian economy.

Mr Alexander Sicking, Project Manager,
Competence Centre Energy and Environment, head of the German-Ghana Water Week,
said the water week would begin from 5th-8th of November with series of
training workshops which would bring together Ghanaian and German leaders and
practitioners in water management from public and private sectors, civil
society and academia.

The Water Week under the theme “From Ideas
to Action: Stimulating German-Ghanaian Innovative Solutions for Water
Management” which he said was aimed at boosting the transfer of knowledge,
the exchange of experiences and discussion of strategies for sustainable water


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