Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has held a social and gender integration forum which is a strict requirement under the Power Compact Two.
The forum is a strict requirement under the Power Compact Two to enable Ghana access some funds from the US government to be injected into the power sector.
Speaking to Citi Business News, Chief Executive of MiDA, Ingineer Owura Safo, maintained that the programme was a benchmark that must be fulfilled.
“Within the compact, we made provision for ensuring social and gender inclusion, inclusion in all the programme projects and activities.”
According to him, the forum was also aimed at increasing women participation in the energy sector by encouraging them to occupy strategic positions.
“The project design will also address the issues of inequality between men and women, and also ensure gender responsiveness in the energy sector entities so that at the end of the programme we will be able to address them,” he said.
“We realised that in energy policy we don’t have a gender neutral arrangement and that somehow is skewed against women and vulnerable people and we intend to address that issue in gender,” he added.