XpressGas Limited, an indigenous LPG Marketing Company was part of the few companies from Ghana that participated in the Clean Cooking Forum 2019 (CCF’19) held in Nairobi, Kenya under the Theme “Investment, Innovation and Impact’’.
The three (3) day forum brought together over 550 participants from 50 countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Germany, Australia among others
The just ended CCF’19 sets the stage for a range of important announcements and commitments poised to drive the progress on Clean Cooking. Among the key announcements are:
- The World Bank outlining plans for its 550 million USD clean cooking fund for the sector.
- Nairobi –based Equity Bank pledging to invest 100 USD in the clean energy sector over the next two years, with the majority going to clean cooking.
Topics that were discussed at the CCF’19 include; leveraging research to support policy development, drivingconsumerdemand, implementingstandards, accelerating access through the MECS programme and Women’s outstanding leadership across clean cooking value chain.
In an interview with the General Manager of XpressGas, Mrs Maureen Darko (who led the team to the CCF’19) she explained that the forum afforded them a greater opportunity to learn and update themselves with new ideas, growing trends, innovations and current investment opportunities to ensure that XpressGas remained relevant and on course to meet its mission and vision.
She also added that ‘at XpressGas, our aim is to be the best, most dynamic, safest and innovative Clean Cooking Gas Company in Ghana, and this forum has given them more knowledge to help transform the sector.
Mrs. Darko asserted that XpressGas’ growth investment strategy was focused on transforming the livesof its customers, notably Food Vendors, Bakeries and Households who are predominantlywomen, creating and sustaining over 1,000 direct and indirect jobs, improving health conditions, reducing deforestation and helping families save time and money.
She thanked the organizers of the Clean Cooking Forum 2019 for their commitment in helping to improve the sector. Mr.Kweku Adumatta, Head of Marketing and Godwin Edem Tali, Head of Operations from XpressGas Ltd also participated in the CCF’19.