Naa Dikomwine Domalae, the President of the Upper West Regional House of Chiefs, noted with pride the enormous benefits of the solar power plant including widened rural electrification and rural industrialization for increased development.
“It is a game changer and the people of the Upper West Region must applaud the President and his administration for this feat,” he intimated.
While thanking the president for the interventions carried out in the region, Naa Domalee further called on the President for more interventions to promote the living standards of the people.
The Board Chairman of the Volta River Authority, Mr Kofi Tutu Agyare, noted that the continuous support of the government has yielded additional funding to construct the second phase of the project of 15-megawatt capacity.
He assured the people of the area that they would enjoy improved electricity supply and expressed conviction that “Dumsor” would become a thing of the past, with the coming into operation of the solar power plant.
He disclosed that the project, as part of its corporate social responsibility, would rehabilitate the Kaleo primary school and provide sanitation facilities for the school.
He added the VRA would continue to grant access to the Technical University students to undertake practical, industrial studies on solar power generation at the facility.
Present at the commissioning ceremony was the Spanish and German Ambassadors to Ghana, various sector ministers, government officials, traditional authorities and significant others.
Source: Amin Ibrahim