The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Saturday, November 21, 2020, commissioned a 45KW mini-hydro generating station in Alavanyo, in the Volta Region.
The project will provide power for the people of Alavanyo and its environs.
According to Bui Power Authority which supervised the construction, the dam will not require the formation of a reservoir to operate.
It consists of a concrete diversion weir, an intake structure, a diversion channel, a forebay, steel penstock, a powerhouse and a transmission line which ties the electricity generated into the local distribution grid.
President Akufo-Addo speaking at the commissioning said the project will add to the country’s generation mix.
“This important project is going to assist the people of Volta Region and Ghana as a whole, and we will get the best out of it because it is wholly owned by us the Ghanaian people. The design and engineering and its construction is all Ghanaian owned. It’s been done 100 percent by the engineers and the workers of the Bui Power Authority. For us also to get the full benefit, there is going to be a research site for those who are going to be operating it to get the necessary knowledge.”
“Apart from the fact that it’s been 100 percent by Ghanaians, they have been able to also preserve the environment, the ecology and nothing has been destroyed in making this power development because of our concern for the environment and the ecology.”
In commending the Minister for Energy, John-Peter Amewu, who is the NPP’s parliamentary candidate for Hohoe, for his role in helping the cement the peace in Alavanyo, President Akufo-Addo stated that “all of this means the time has come for Hohoe to undergo a change, and to come to sit on the back of the elephant.”
The President, thus, urged residents of Tsatsadu, Alavanyo, and, indeed, Hohoe to vote massively for him and for John-Peter Amewu, “so we can do more for you.”