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Ghana – Building Ghana’s Biggest Solar Farm

Meet Ghanaian businesswoman Salma Okonkwo, is a rare female face in the energy industry and is CEO and Founder of UBI Group.Amidst the debate on climate change, alternative energy resources, and poverty, Salma Okonkwo is building Ghana’s biggest solar farm—called Blue Power Energy—expected to be opened in March2019.

In an interview with Forbes, Salma Okonkwo explained that she was born to a family of 14 children in a clan in which women are also active providers for the family economy. After graduating fromuniversity in Los Angeles, her career in the energy industry began upon her return to Ghana in 2003 when she was hired by the oil and gas company Sahara Energy Group.

In an interview in 2011, Salma Okonkwo said that her family had had to travel long distances for fueland that in the coming five years she wanted to reach every village in Ghana to fulfill their energy needs. Meanwhile, she was already dreaming of greener long-term solutions.

“Our purpose is to ensure that every Ghanaian, every village in Ghana, has its required petroleum products. We want to make a difference by being green, and in Ghana, we’re the first company to do that,” she said in a video interview with Voices of Ghana.

Source: westerwelle.haus

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