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Aug 11, 2011

12, 00 communities to be connected to National grid


Hon. Emmanuel Kofi Armah Buah, the Deputy Minister of Energy has announced that 12,000 communities in the Western, Central and Brong- Ahafo Regions, will be connected to the national grid.

 

According to him, the project involves supplying and installation of materials, as wells equipment valued at $350 will be executed by the United States government Exim Bank facility.

 Mr.  Buah disclosed this at Huni Valley, at the national launch of the Self- Help Electrification project (SHEP), stressing that the vision of the energy sector is to provide all Ghanaian homes and businesses with electricity.

 He said the government’s energy development agenda, is being focused on widening the access to energy for all households, productive sector and social infrastructure, in order to facilitate the implementation of Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS), which is a cornerstone of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) for Ghana.

   The Deputy Minister explained that the National Electrification scheme aims at extending electricity to all parts of the country by 2020.

 

Source: ISD