Ghana government finances $80m electrification project for Tain

electricityThe Tain District in the Brong-Ahafo Region is benefiting from Peri-Urban Rural Electrification Project funded by the Government through the Energy Ministry.

The estimated $80 million project is being executed by Ibbeco Company Limited, an Accra-based Ghanaian electrical engineering firm, with Tech-Consult, also an electrical engineering consulting firm in Accra as the project consultants.

Mr. Gyan-Tutu, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tain, who initiated the project, explained to the Media on Tuesday at Nsawkaw in the Brong-Ahafo Region that, the project had become necessary because most of the big towns in the district had expanded and therefore needed additional supply of electricity.

He said work had commenced on the project, mentioning that some of the beneficiary communities were Nsawkaw, Seikwa, Badu, Menji, Brohani and Kwame Tenten.

Mr. Gyan-Tutu added that, the project covered 28 communities, saying the first- phase of it, comprising 14 communities included the seven-listed above.

In a related development, another Rural Electrification Project being executed by China Water, a Ghanaian-based Chinese electrical engineering company for 20 towns and villages in the District had already started a week earlier.

Mr. Gyan-Tutu, who did not indicate the cost of that project, cited some of the beneficiary towns as Koguaa, Konkonte, Dagadu, Agyanwiam, Kojowologo, Kwame Mensakrom, Adamu, Akore and Adadease.

Meanwhile, four articulator truck loads of a quantity of high-tension and low-tension electricity poles and other electrical accessories had been deposited at Nsawkaw by Ibbeco for the Peri-Urban project.

Source: GNA

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