WASHINGTON Aug 5 The United States will invest
nearly $500 million to modernize Ghana's power sector in a bid
to help it attract private sector investment and double energy
access on the African continent, the State Department announced
Secretary of State John Kerry and Ghanian President John
Dramani Mahama signed the Ghana Power Compact, the largest U.S.
government-funded transaction of the Obama administration's
Power Africa program.
(Reporting by Valerie Volcovici; Editing by Ros Krasny and Eric