President inaugurates 330kV Kumasi-Bolgatanga Transmission Line Project

The President as part of his four days tour of the Ashanti Region has inaugurated 330kV Kumasi-Bolgatanga Transmission Line Project at Anwomaso Substation on 16 October 2022.

The project which is part of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) 3 project involves the Bolgatanga-Ouagadougou Interconnection Project and the Ghana Transmission Reinforcement project and is meant to reduce the cost and improve the security of electricity supply to Burkina Faso whilst increasing Ghana’s electricity export capacity.

President Akufo-Addo noted that Ghana is now able to export up to 200 Mega Watt to Burkina Faso under the project.

The Project which has been implemented by the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) was financed by the Agency Francaise de Developpement (AFD) at a total cost of USD 173.9 million with the European Union providing a grant in the sum of Euro 4.8 million for the provision of project management, engineering and construction supervision consultancy services.

According to the Deputy French Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Raphaël Malara, the project will promote Regional integration and Regional security by ‘building bridges between the two countries’. He also noted that France has again partnered with European Investment Bank, the World Bank and Sonabel of Burkina Faso for the construction of a 225kV line from the Ghana-Burkina Faso border to Ouagadougou.

Ambassador Kabral Blay-Amihere, Board Chairman of GRIDCo indicated that the project, together with others in the energy sector have made Ghana a leader in the delivery of reliable energy in Africa.


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