- President Akufo-Addo has cut sod for the construction of a $1 billion dollar power plant
- The plant, called Bridge Power, is expected to transform Ghana as an energy hub in the shortest term
Government has cut sod for the construction of what s going to be the world’s largest LPG-fired power plant.
The 400-Mega Watt Bridge power project which will be costing $1 billion dollars is aimed at making Ghana a power- hub of thermal power and also self-sufficient in the production and distribution of power for the consumption by industries and residents.
Speaking at the ground-breaking event, the president lamented over the effects Ghana’s power fluctuation has had on the productivity of businesses. This development, the president has assured of putting an immediate end in the shortest to medium term.
“Turn off the lights when you leave a room. Switch off fans when not needed. Iron your clothes in bulk. These are just a few, simple actions we can all take. Not only will you be saving money for yourself, but these habits are acts of citizenship and common humanity.," the president impressed on Ghanaians.
Bridge Power is a 400 Megawatt (MW) Greenfield power and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) import, storage, and transportation infrastructure project that will be located in Tema near the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR). The project will be capable of being fueled by LPG, natural gas, and diesel.
Watch the president's plea to Ghanaians:
Ghana’s prevailing power crisis is documented to have seen various businesses collapse in the span of 3 years – a situation which saw thousands of workers especially in the private sector get laid off. The country’s power crisis brought up the term “dumsor”
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