As part of efforts to reduce high dependency on the use of electricity in Ghana, the Salesians of Don Bosco Technical Training Institute has established a solar training Centre to help train the youth in the planting of Solar panels in the various communities in the country.
Speaking to Mynewsghana.
com at the Centre in Ashiaman, the Technical Direction for the Don Bosco Solar Training Department Brother Christov Buam stated that Ghana and for that matter West African countries are blessed with abundant sunshine which needed to be used in generating electric power.
Highlighting the need for Ghana to capitalise on such natural endowment to generate power to reduce the demand on the national grid, Brother Buam noted that the Solar training will be enrolled in two phases, the first phase he noted will be the training of trainers with basic knowledge in electricity.
He said the training will help build the capacity for players in the energy industry to harness the use of solar energy for both urban and rural development, while
the second face targets the general public.
Brother Buam stated that though some Technical Universities will be rolling out similar programmes, the solar training programme of the Salesians of Don Bosco will provide basic knowledge at the lower level since there are no institutions providing the training at that level. The initiative he observed will connect people interested in solar careers with the training they need to enter the industry and the solar companies who need skilled workers as it also help provide jobs for the youth which will reduce the level of unemployment in the country.
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Story By Daniel Akpaloo Nyorngmor // Mynewsghana.com
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