Energy Minister Mr Boakye Agyarko
Energy Minister Mr Boakye Agyarko has affirmed the Government’s resolve to overhaul the country’s ailing energy sector to meet consumers demand for improved economic performance.
Agyarko said the vision of this government for the provision of state reliable and secure power supply also include initiatives such as restructuring of debts of the utility companies and securing fair commitment for a reliable supply of fuel.
He was speaking at the Sod-Cutting ceremony for a project meant to reinforce power supply to the Central Business District of Accra.
He said, be assured of the Government’s resolve to revamp the energy sector for a brighter tomorrow.”
Ghana GRID Company and Electricity Company of Ghana provided counterpart funding for the multimillion projects, which seeks to address uneven power supply to the nation’s capital. The Japanese Government gave around $40 million for the project, expected to be completed in the next 18 months.
Energy Minister urged GRIDCO and ECG to work closely with constructors and consultants to ensure the project was completed on time.
Electricity demand in Ghana continues to grow roughly by 10 % annually. Therefore, the project is seen as an important intervention to enable the supply of energy consumers need meet to meet their electricity demand. He said the Government of Ghana was also working to increase the amount of renewable energy in the national grid.
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