- The vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has announced the construction of the Pwalugu dam in northern Ghana
- The project is intended to reduce flooding in the region caused by the Bagre dam in Burkina Faso
- The project is also intended to assist with irrigation and the provision of hydroelectric power for the people in the area
Ghana’s vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has announced government’s plans to provide a permanent solution to flooding in northern Ghana.
According to him, the government will soon begin the construction of the Pwalugu dam, which would be the single largest investment in northern Ghana by any administration.
Interacting with a cross-section of Ghanaians present at the 40 day Adua of the late Upper West Regional Chief Imam, Alhaji Yakubu Issahaku, at Wa on Saturday, 31st August, 2019, he explained that the government intends to end the flooding caused by the Bagre dam in Burkina Faso.
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The plan, he went on, would also help with irrigation and hydro power for the people of northern Ghana.
Per a report by Starrfm.com.gh, preparations for the start of construction of the dam are in progress and the sod will soon be cut for the project to start.
YEN.com.gh understands that the project would result in the creation of jobs as well as the provision of a solar component designed to balance hydro energy with solar power.
In other news, Ghana’s foreign minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, has revealed that charges and fees in respect of passports may soon be reduced.
She explained that the decision is in line with a directive by President Akufo-Addo.
The minister however noted that the House of Parliament would have to approve the new rates before they can become effective.
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