The Member of Parliament (MP) for Nadowli Kaleo Constituency, Mr Anthony M. Sumah, has urged the Volta River Authority (VRA) to make electricity accessible to the rest of the 52 per cent of people in the district that are living without electricity.
The MP said that act by the VRA would be the best form of reciprocity to the people in the district for their role in the construction of the solar power plant at Kaleo.
Mr Sumah said this in an interview with Info Radio on the sideline of the commissioning of the 13MWp solar power plant at Kaleo on Tuesday.
The MP applauded President Akufo-Addo for continuing the solar power project in the district after the funds for its construction were secured by former President John Dramani Mahama’s administration in 2016.
Mr Sumah said the project had been of great benefit to the people in the district, especially the Kaleo community since it provided job opportunities for people in the district.
He added that it would also contribute to improving the existing electricity generation capacity of the VRA.
“This project is timely and it is going to contribute [13-megawatt power] to improve the capacity of the already existing grid that we have,” he said.
The President of the Republic, H.E Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo Tuesday commissioned the 13-megawatt solar power plant in Kaleo to complement the electricity supply to the region from the national grid.
The plant is the second of the two solar power projects being carried out in the region; the first being the Lawra 6.5-megawatt solar power plant.
The project, implemented by the Volta River Authority (VRA), was constructed by a Spanish firm, Elecnor S.A and funded by the German Government’s Development Bank, KfW.
Source: Info Radio