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Force changes will before long be finished – Energy Minister

The Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Permpeh, has implored Ghanaians to practice persistence as the public authority is contributing monetary assets towards the updating of the force working framework in the country. 


This, he said, would guarantee an effective and dependable force supply to both homegrown and business power shoppers to improve their organizations. 


Dr. Opoku Prempeh gave the confirmation when he drove an appointment, involving authorities from the Millennium Development Authority, Electricity Company of Ghana, and Volta River Authority, to examine the Kasoa Bulk Supply Point, on Tuesday. 


The country lately has seen regular power cuts, particularly in pieces of the public capital, Accra, bringing about open clamor. 


A segment of people, in general, has blamed the public authority for not coming clean with Ghanaians about the influence circumstance and thought that the administration has no cash to purchase fuel for the force plants. 


It is in this light that the Energy Minister, in the course of recent weeks, had been visiting some force projects being attempted by the public authority to finishing the blackouts. 


The Kasoa BSP is 435 MVA, which is around 50% complete, and expected to improve power supply to Winneba, Mallam, and parts of the Greater Accra and Central districts. 


The undertaking is being executed constantly Development Authority (MiDA), under the Ghana Power Compact Two and falls under the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), which the US government gave US$308 million to the public authority of Ghana, to improve its energy needs and check power transmission misfortunes. 


Mr. Martin Esson Benjamin, the Chief Executive Officer of MiDA said the Kasoa BSP was being developed by Siemens Engineering at an expense of US$50 million and expected to be finished in August, this year. 


He said the development of the Kasoa BSP was ideal, as it would improve power supply to occupants of Mallam, Kasoa, Winneba among others, and would profit around 300, 000 inhabitants in pieces of the Greater Accra and Central areas.

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