Akufo-Addo cuts sod for $993m Pwalugu Dam and Irrigation Project

Akufo-Addo cuts sod for $993m Pwalugu Dam and Irrigation Project

President Nana Akufo-Addo on Friday, November 29 cut sod for the construction of the Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam and Irrigation Project in the Northern Region.

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The project which is estimated to cost $993m, will be executed in 50 months.

The construction of the dam is in fulfilment of President Akufo-Addo's pledge he made to the people of the north to avert the perennial flooding caused by the spillage of the Bagre Dam.

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"Today, we begin the process of realising this pledge. Today, we start the process of helping to bring respite to the people of the Northern Regions of our country, and to lay the foundation for the sustained growth and development of the area," he told the gathering.

Akufo-Addo also told the gathering that, the Pwalugu Dam and Irrigation Project is the single largest investment ever made by any government in the Northern sector of Ghana.

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The Pwalugu Multipurpose project will consist of three main components, namely the construction of a hydropower plant; the construction of a solar farm; and the establishment of an irrigation scheme covering an area of some twenty-five thousand (25,000) hectares.

President Akufo-Addo noted that the project will provide jobs for up to 2,200 Ghanaians, skilled and unskilled.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Ghana Police Service has announced it will be embarking on a mass burial exercise in December 2019.

According to the communique from the Police Hospital in Accra, some 120 unidentified bodies at the morgue will be buried to decongest the place.

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