Volta River Authority to introduce buses that run on electricity in 2022
- Deputy Director in charge of Social Services at the Volta River Authority has announced that come 2022, they would introduce electric buses
- Dr Stella Agyenim-Boateng, said the initiative is part of the authority's efforts to use digitalisation and technology to reposition the VRA
- She added that, it would help in redesigning the Akosombo township into a resilient city and a technology hub
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The Volta River Authority (VRA) has announced that it would begin introducing electric-powered buses into its transport fleet from 2022.
According to a report filed by 3news.com.gh, the Deputy Director in charge of Social Services, Dr Stella Agyenim-Boateng, said the initiative is among efforts to use digitalisation and technology to reposition the VRA.
Dr Agyenim-Boateng noted that despite the enormous success of VRA, its position and existence is currently being threatened, hence the need to reposition on a solid rock of digitalisation.
“As a first step in this novel project, we would be introducing electric buses in our fleet starting 2022. The Akosombo Smart City project aims at redesigning the Akosombo township into a resilient city and a technology hub.”
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Addressing engineers of the authority at a meeting in Akosombo, member of the VRA Board, Dr. Joyce Aryee said the engineers have to leverage emerging technologies for a resilient VRA.
She said the time is now to find other ways of providing energy to enable VRA remain a market leader beyond the over 51 percent market share it currently enjoys.
It is Impossible to Construct any sky Train in Ghana
In other news, John Peter Amewu, the minister for railway development, stated that it would be impossible for the government to construct any sky train in the country.
Peter Amewu said the government would not go ahead with the sky project as it promised in November 2019. According to him, the government cannot fund the project because it is capital intensive.
He added that the sky train that the government wants to construct is going to run on columns in the sky like the ones in Dubai yet no agreement has been signed as there are no funds.
“It is not possible to be done now. I don’t see any sky train being done in the next 3-4 years. There is not going to be any Sky train in the country. It is not possible,” he said.
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