Early Power Limited, in conjunction with a local advisory firm, is developing a social investment strategy and programme that will:
- Align with the social impact management plan for the Bridge Power Project and contribute to managing identified social impacts;
- Provide tangible sustainable benefits to host communities; and
- Contribute to broader socioeconomic development in Ghana.
The Bridge Power Project social investment strategy is based on social and socioeconomic issues identified via:
- an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment report commissioned by Early Power;
- targeted stakeholder engagement and consultation;
- Ghana’s medium-term socioeconomic strategy; and
- the local social context and economy.
As such, the main focus areas of our social investment programme include:
- Initiatives to encourage young people to stay in full-time and suitable education.
- Skills development initiatives targeted primarily at women involved in the fishing industry and the youth to promote employment on the Bridge Power project and beyond.
- Health education targeted at the youth and focused on sex and reproductive health education.
- Community sanitation and clean-up campaigns.