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Business News of Thursday, 12 March 2020

Source: Class FM

Government to distribute 12 million LED bulbs to every household

Government has procured 12 million LED Bulbs to be distributed to every household.

The move is to encourage energy conservation.

The distribution of the bulbs will be carried out in the next three months by the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCE’S).

According to the Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu, the nationwide Energy Conservation Exercise which is estimated to cost GHS200 million is part of efforts to promote a shift from the use of incandescent and CFL’s light to LED’s.

“To ensure that government achieve the intended purpose for the exercise (ie energy conservation and demand side management), a comprehensive audit would be conducted by relevant government agency a month after the distribution of the LED bulbs.

“Modalities for the distribution of LED bulbs are Beneficial Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs)identified for the 16 regions, identification of delivery points and identification of distribution points”, he said

50,000 each will be given to Metropolitan Assembly, 40,000 each for every Municipal Assembly and 30,000 each for every District Assembly.

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