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The Energy Commission has met stakeholders to apprise them of  the revised prohibition law, LI 1932, which among other things, make carriers of used cooling appliances culpable.

The Energy Efficiency (Prohibition of Manufacture, Sale or Importation of Incandescent Filament Lamp, Used Refrigerator, Used Refrigerator-Freezer, Used Freezer and Used Air-conditioner) Regulations, 2008 (LI 1932) has the objective of preventing Ghana from becoming a dumping ground of used, obsolete and energy inefficient appliances. Having enforced the law for seven years, it has become necessary to review it in consonance with international standards of practice.  

The Commission has held stakeholder consultations with importers, retailers, shipping line operators and Customs to update them of the revised standards. The regulations, when passed, will make the following activities criminal;

  1. Carriers (vessels, trucks, vans etc) of prohibited items into the country;
  2. Importation of used accessories and parts of cooling appliances like compressors, thermostats, gaskets etc.;
  3. Importation of used automatic vending machines; and
  4. Importation of used display refrigerators.

The Energy Commission is calling on the general public to be aware of the up and coming regulations which may be passed by parliament, hopefully by the first quarter of 2021.




  • Launch

The Initiative was launched at the 5th Renewable Energy fair at the Accra International Conference Centre on the 7th of October 2019.

A Nissan Leaf(BEV) and Mitsubishi Outlander (PHEV) on display at the launch                   
The Snr Minister, Deputy Energy Minister and Executive Secretary of the Commission after a test drive
Snr Minister Hon. Ing. Yaw Osafo-Maafo(3rd from right) cutting the sword to launch the the initiative. With him is the Deputy Minister of Energy, the Board Chair of the Commission and Project Coordinator

  • ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF) 2019

ESEF aims to promote cooperation and partnerships to accelerate uptake of a viable market for sustainable energy solutions in the ECOWAS. The Drive Electric Initiative was featured on the sustainable Transport platform the 3rd Edition of the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF2019) which took place from 22 -24 October 2019 at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City in Accra, Ghana.



COP 25

Director of REEECC presenting the Drive Electric Project during COP 25

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Ghana is recognized by the UN environment as one of the countries implementing

e-mobility project in African 

E mobility


Presentation of Ghana's sustainable development efforts as a member of the 3% club

COP 25


 "Share the Road" Launch

"Share the Road" Campaign was organised by the Ghana Bamboo Bikes. The Drive Electric Initiative Supported the "Share the Road"

Campaign during the launch as well as speaking to the Environmental and Socio economic benefits of e-mobility in Africa.

Share the road

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