Trump’s Administration To Continue Power Africa Initiative

Trump’s Administration To Continue Power Africa Initiative

Andrew Herscowitz, coordinator of the Power Africa initiative in the US, said Trump’s administration will pursue the programme which was launched in 2013 by President Barack Obama and aimed at doubling access to power in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030, adding that various US officials including State secretary Rex Tillerson also support the initiative, Ecofin Agency reports.

The increasing implication of the private sector in the programme puzzles many of the new administration’s officials, according to Herscowitz. Truly, for each dollar that the US government spends on the scheme, the private sector spends between $50 and $100. “This is a model that many in the administration really like and want to see continue,” the coordinator said.

The official continued, indicating that three quarters of solar and wind plants projects which are to be developed under the programme have already been launched. Set goals have in fact tripled as the US wishes to develop 30,000MW of electricity which it will provide 60 million homes in the targeted region.

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