The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has engaged two companies’ services to overcome low voltage and eliminate power outages faced in parts of Accra and the Eastern Region by an estimated 397,950 customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
Similar work has been completed in the Achimota and Akuapim Mampong Districts, while work will be completed in the Dansoman and Kaneshie Districts in March of this year.
Work on the district of Kwabenya is anticipated to be finished by the end of August 2021.
The LV Network Development Project, known as the LV Bifurcation Project, includes the construction of 350 new and higher capacity transformers, the upgrade of 1,000 km of conductors and the erection of more than 16,000 wooden transmission poles throughout the five designated ECG districts in order to increase the supply of electricity in the beneficiary areas.
The project, sponsored by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the United States of America as part of the US$308 million Ghana Power Compact Program, would directly benefit an estimated 397,950 customers in the five ECG districts, namely Kaneshie, Dansoman, Achimota, Akuapim Mampong and Kwabenya.
Upon completion, consumers in the beneficiary districts are anticipated to witness a substantial reduction in power outages attributable to overloaded transformers and substandard conductors occurring in their neighborhoods.
“According to Mr. Roland Osei Nyarko, MiDA’s LV Bifurcation Project Manager, “in addition to improving general access to electricity and improving the efficiency of power supply, the initiatives would also improve and sustain the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises’ operating environment.
Ultimately, this would lead to raising wages, improving employment prospects and maintaining poverty reduction.
Under the Power Compact Scheme, the LV Bifurcation Project is one of four sub-project activities that make up the ECG Financial and Operational Turnaround (EFOT) project.
Source: Business 24