President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, recently turned the sod at an event that marked the start of construction at a project that will change the future of energy supply in the country.
Construction of Ghana’s biggest power Bulk Supply Point (BSP) at Pokuase in the Ga West district has commenced. Akufo-Addo says the project is a major milestone in the country’s quest to develop a robust, resilient and reliable electricity supply system that is comparable to top quality networks around the world.
After completion, it is hoped that BSP will improve the quality of power supplied to the northern parts of Accra, the capital of Ghana. Construction will be undertaken by Messrs Elecnor SA, a Spanish company, at a cost of about USD33.5-million.
According to Akufo-Addo the development fell in line with government’s objectives of ensuring reliable supply of power to industry, “To diversify our economy and help realise our vision of moving Ghana to a situation beyond aid.
“It is the expectation of government that consumers at all levels would benefit from improved availability, good quality and reliability of supply within the areas that the project would serve,” he added.