UK provides £27m green loan to solar-powered water project in Ghana

BUSINESS GREEN | Direct loan from UK Export Finance aimed at supporting Aqua Africa project that will provide clean drinking water to rural communities in Ghana.

The UK government has agreed to provide a £27m green loan to support the use of solar energy to sterilise drinking water for rural communities in Ghana, using technology developed by UK-based firm Aqua Africa, it announced today.

The direct UK Export Finance (UKEF) loan to the Ghanaian government follows an agreement between Aqua Africa and the country's sanitation and water resources ministry in support of a project that is aiming to alleviate up to 225,000 people in Ghana from daily water poverty.

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