Ghana has been nominated for a Third Energy Compact underneath the Millennium Problem Account (MCA) alongside 4 different West African international locations, together with Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Benin and Niger.
Mr Martin Eson-Benjamin, the Chief Govt Officer (CEO) of the Millennium Growth Authority (MiDA), introduced this at a media stakeholders’ engagement in Accra.
He mentioned out of the 5 international locations two can be chosen and Ghana stands an excellent probability of being chosen, provided that she efficiently carried out the continuing Energy Compact II.
Mr Eson-Benjamin, subsequently, urged the implementing entities and stakeholders underneath the Compact to rally behind the Authority to execute high quality tasks in order that Ghana may gain advantage from the $536 million grant.
Updating the media on the Authority’s Motion Plan for this 12 months, he mentioned it was left with 32 months to the top of the Energy Compact II, noting that, 60 per cent preliminary works had been completed previously two years and would leverage on it to finish the Compact on schedule.
He mentioned it had fruitful engagements with the implementing entities and key stakeholders, and that negotiation is ongoing for the graduation of labor on the most important electrical energy bulk provide level at Pokuase in March this 12 months.
Once more, further 4 main sub-stations can be in-built Kotobabi, Korle-Gonno, Achimota and Kanda to boost energy distribution and decrease energy leakages in Accra.
Mr Eson-Benjamin mentioned one other bulk provide level can be in-built Kasoa to provide dependable energy to surrounding communities.
Extra so, there can be refurbishment of 10 energy transmission strains to make sure effectivity in energy distribution, whereas a knowledge distribution centre can be in-built Accra to coordinate energy transmission and monitor defective strains of the Ghana Electrical energy Firm (ECG) and to halt unlawful energy connections.
A Metre Monitoring System, he mentioned can be constructed in Accra to coordinate the 14 completely different metering techniques within the nation for straightforward tracing of unlawful energy connections and detect defective strains for immediate repairs.
These infrastructure, Mr Eson-Benjamin mentioned would flip across the operations of the ECG for environment friendly service supply.
He mentioned new gear and refurbishment of energy distribution system for the Northern Electrical energy Distribution Firm (NEDCo) would increase energy provide within the northern a part of the nation.
The MiDA CEO mentioned the Authority has been working with the Ghana Customary Authority to make sure all gear and machines put in had been as much as customary.
Mr Eson-Benjamin mentioned buildings of some ministries can be retrofitted to enhance power effectivity.
The beneficiaries Ministries embrace Schooling and Well being; nevertheless, particular public establishments akin to Korle-Bu Educating Hospital, College of Ghana and Ghana Schooling Service can be captured.
He mentioned the retrofitting train would begin in six months as a result of the contractor would bear procurement processes earlier than precise work on the bottom.
Mr Eson-Benjamin introduced that 18,000 LCD road lights can be mounted throughout the nation whereas the capability of workers of the Public Utility and Regulatory Fee (PURC) can be enhanced to make sure environment friendly tariff regime.
Moreover, some 10 market centres, eight of that are within the Better Accra Area and two in Tamale can be mounted with new metres to curtail hearth outbreaks.
Mr Eson-Benjamin gave the peace of mind that the Authority would work with the implementing entities to finish the earmarked tasks earlier than the top of the Compact deadline.