While expressing her gratitude for the warm welcome, H.E Ashipala-Musavyi also shed some light on the state of Namibia’s power sector. She explained that Namibia is truly in need of power because 60% of its current demand is covered by imports from neighboring countries. She added that Namibia however, has a lot of very good resources and a huge potential in renewable energy particularly wind and solar energy. H.E welcomed Sunon Asogli to explore and share its unique experience with Namibia. Mrs. Evilene Hansen, Counsellor/Deputy High Commissioner, was part of the Namibian delegation. The visit concluded with a tour of the power plant and words of appreciation from management.
Sunon Asogli, a Chinese-financed IPP, has made an indelible mark on Ghana’s once-fragile power industry since its establishment in 2007. As the first and largest IPP in operation, the Company operates a 560MW thermal power plant and 50MW of solar PV under development in Ghana’s northern region. Even though Namibian began official diplomatic relations with Ghana quite recently in 2015, Ghana-Namibia relations predate independence days. Official China-Namibia relations however began early 1990 and has maintained a strong pace of growth, with significant progress in trade and cooperation in many spheres. Recently, a lot of gains have been made in improving mutual understanding and friendship between the two nations.