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ECG undertakes infrastructural expansion

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ECGThe Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has embarked on infrastructure expansion and upgrading of its facilities across the country to ensure reliable and efficient service.

The Director of Network Projects of ECG, Mr Samuel Boakye-Appiah, said it was undertaking upgrading of its sub-stations at Kwesimintsim, Ketan and Apowa to ensure reliable supply of electricity to people in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.

He said work on a sub-station at the Takoradi Port, which has a capacity of providing 40 MVA, is 90 percent complete and another sub-station located at the free zone enclave in the twin-city is progressing.

Mr Boakye-Appiah said this when the Energy and Petroleum Minister, Mr. Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, paid a visit to the ECG Sub-station at the Takoradi Port on Monday to check on progress of work.

He said due to expansion work at the Takoradi Port coupled with many industries operating in the twin-city as a result of the oil industry, the ECG was positioning itself to meet their energy needs, hence the installation of new equipment and facilities

Mr Boakye-Appiah said similar sub-stations were being constructed in the Ashanti, Greater Accra and Eastern regions to ensure energy security for the country.

The Western Regional Director of the ECG, Mr Dominic Victor Kofi Afewu, said the company was encountering few challenges in stringing pylons and cables that would connect power from its sub-station “B”.

He said the corridor where the pylons were being built was being contested by another company in court thereby delaying the completion of the project.

He appealed to the Energy Minister to intervene to fast-track the completion of the project in view of its importance to ensure reliable energy supply to the Metropolis.

Mr. Buah said the Ministry committed to involve all stakeholders in ensuring amicable resolution of all thorny issues that was delaying the project.

Source: GNA

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