The Ministry of Energy is the Government of Ghana Ministry responsible for energy policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation as well as supervision and coordination of activities of Energy Sector Agencies. The Ministry of Energy has undergone restructuring and name changes over the years. The Ministry’s name was changed from Ministry of Energy to Ministry of Energy and Petroleum in 2012; split into Ministries of Petroleum and Power in November 2014 and on February 27, 2017, by Executive Instrument, (E.I. 28 ), the Ministries of Petroleum and Power were merged to create the current Ministry of Energy.
MISSION: The Mission of the Ministry is to develop and sustain an efficient and financially viable Energy Sector that provides secure, safe and reliable supply of energy to meet Ghana’s developmental needs in a competitive manner.
VISION: Our Vision is to become an energy economy with reliable supply of high quality energy services for the Ghanaian economy and for export.
LOCATION OF THE MINISTRY: Ministries, adjacent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
POLICIES OF THE MINISTRY: The Policy Objectives for the Energy Sector are:
- Expand Power Generation Capacity to provide at least 20% reserve margin.
- Develop a non-congested transmission and distribution system.
- Increase access to energy by the poor and the vulnerable.
- Undertake revenue enhancement programmes to ensure financial sustainability.
- Create an enabling environment for sustainable activities in the Upstream and Downstream oil and gas sector.
- Ensure accelerated and integrated development of the oil and gas industry
- Promote value-added investments, indigenization of knowledge, expertise and technology in the oil and gas sector.
- Maximize local content and participation in all aspects of the petroleum industry value chain.
- Ensure adequate availability of petroleum products in the Ghanaian market.
FUNCTIONS OF THE MINISTRY: The core functions of the Ministry are to;
- Translate Government’s energy development agenda and policy directions contained in
- The national energy policy into strategies and programmes;
- Ensure the reliable supply of affordable energy services to meet national demand and for export;
- Increase access to modern energy forms, especially in the rural areas;
- Ensure availability and security of future energy supplies; and
- Strengthen the capacity of energy sector institutions in the planning and coordination of the sector