“Thank you for the patience you have exhibited during recent power outages” – Akufo-Addo

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Ghanaians have been thanked by President Nana Akufo-Addo for their patience during the prolonged power outage.

President Akufo-Addo said, “I do acknowledge, Minister for Energy, ladies and gentlemen, and nananom, the challenges that the people of Ashanti and, indeed, other parts of the country, have had to endure in very recent times over the supply of power,” during the commissioning of the first phase of the Anwomaso 1 Thermal Power Plant in Kumasi on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

“And I can only thank you for the patience you have exhibited in the face of these challenges,” the president said.

With a total installed capacity of 150 megawatts, the plant marks a significant milestone in the government’s efforts to ensure sustainable electricity supply, particularly in the Ashanti Region.

Mr Akufo-Addo said: “This power project is the first in Kumasi and, by extension, the Ashanti region. It is very significant as it will improve the delivery of electricity to the middle and northern belts of the country”, adding: “Projects are further confirmation if any were needed, and my government is committed to ensuring that all parts of the country have the necessary infrastructure for development.”

Interdependently, the Anwomaso Gas Pipeline undertaken by Genser Energy has been constructed to feed the plant with natural gas from the Western Region.

The first in Kumasi, and by extension, the Ashanti Region, President Akufo-Addo spoke of the project as “very significant, as it will improve the delivery of electricity to the middle and northern belts of the country and serve as further confirmation, if any was needed, of government’s resolve to ensuring that all parts of the country have the necessary infrastructure for development.”

He claims that because the Ashanti Region is well known for being the center of small- and medium-sized commercial and industrial enterprises, these businesses would grow and create jobs for our young people with improved electrical supplies.

In order to drive our country’s industrialization agenda and position Ghana to become a net exporter of electricity in the ECOWAS region, he said, seven years of translating promises and assurances into result-oriented projects, including energy supply.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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