President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Saturday, October 10, 2020, opened a 6.5-megawatt sunlight based force plant situated at Lawra in the Upper West Region. It will be reviewed that on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, the President was in Kaleo, in the Nadowli District, to cut the turf for the development of two sun based force ventures, one in Kaleo and the other Lawra, both in the Upper West Region.
"I showed, at that point, that, when finished, these two tasks will convey a joined force gracefully of around twenty 20 megawatts to the public matrix. Eight (8) months on, I am glad to commission the first of the force ventures which has been finished, and that is the 6.5-megawatt Solar Power Project, here in Lawra," President Akufo-Addo said.
The service, as per him, reaffirms the responsibility of Government to expand the nation's energy age portfolio, and, subsequently, help increment the sustainable power source part of our energy blend, and add to our battle against the impacts of environmental change. "The finishing of this undertaking in Lawra ought to help all to remember us that the Government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo conveys on its guarantees," he included.
The President proceeded, "As I demonstrated at the grass cutting service, this sun based plant is the first of its sort actually to be set up in the Upper West Region. This implies the Upper West Region has now something reasonable of intensity age offices in the nation."
He was certain that the sunlight based plant at Lawra and Kaleo. whose joined yield is adequate to meet a noteworthy segment of the power request in the Upper West Region, will help uphold nearby little and medium scale endeavors, just as improve other financial exercises.
Further, the President focused on that it will help decrease transmission misfortunes on our public framework, and improve the unwavering quality of the conveyance framework in Lawra and its environs. "I am satisfied that the Contractor, during the time spent developing this plant, utilized somebody hundred (100) individuals from networks inside the Lawra District. I am hopeful that people, especially the young, with the imperative specialized abilities, would be enrolled for the activity and support period of this office," he said.
President Akufo-Addo proceeded, "It is satisfying to discover that the Volta River Authority (VRA) will guarantee that this office turns into a hotspot for reasonable investigations on sun based force activities by Technical Universities in the Regions of the northern part of Ghana."
As a feature of their corporate social duty to the network, both VRA and Elecnor, the Project Contractor, have attempted to give littler establishments of sun based force as back-up capacity to some particular offices in the network, to be specific the Lawra Hospital, Municipal Police Command, and an independent framework to the Lawra Paramount Chief's castle.
To this end, the President hailed VRA and Elecnor for their initiative and responsibility to the government assistance of the individuals of Lawra, and praised them for conveying the task in front of timetable, regardless of the difficulties presented by COVID-19.
"The Ghanaian public are extremely thankful to the German Government for giving the 22 million-euro assets for the Project. I anticipate the early finish of the exchanges for the second period of this Project, whose conversations are at present continuous," he included.
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