President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has met the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eni, Claudio Descalzi in Accra.
The meeting was aimed at discussing Eni’s operational activities as well as partnership opportunities between Ghana and Eni. Present at the meeting was the Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu,
In the framework of the partnership signed between Eni and UNDP, a first area that will be developed together is a REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) initiative.
Community based activities will be proposed in order to increase agricultural productivity, introduce agro-forestry schemes, and generate revenue from non-timber forest products contributing to the diversification and development of the local economy.
Eni recently signed with UNDP to combine efforts on the development of renewable energy, energy efficiency, forestry and clean cooking initiatives starting in Africa.
This partnership aims at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) specifically SDG 7, on affordable and clean energy, SDG 13 on climate actions, and SDG 15 on land management and afforestation.
Eni invests more than half of its budget in Africa, boosting the domestic potential and promoting local development.
Story: Kofi OWUSU TAWIAH