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Ghana to build a 60MW hydroelectric power plant in Wassa

Ghana is expected to put up a 60MW hydroelectric power plant at Sekyere Himang in the Wassa East District of the Western Region to meet the high demands of electricity in the country.

The US$3m project owned by the government is expected to be complete in 3years time and is under the execution of the China International Water and Electric Corporation with support from the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum. It will aim at reducing the erratic power supply in the country.

Representatives from the Energy Ministry, Ghana Water Company, Environmental Protection Agency and traditional authorities from the various communities, held discussions Thursday last week with the residents who will be affected by the hydroelectric power plant project, on the effects and benefits of the project.

China International Water and Electric Corporation has already acquired 1,500 hectares of land for construction of 1,650 houses in Tsitsimhwe, Bosomase, Okyerekrom, Adukwah, Nyamebekyere and Yeriyebiahwe for the residents who will be displaced when the hydroelectric power plant project is undertaken.

In tackling power problems, Ghana has also invested in the construction of gas power plants, including the Atuabo gas power plant, whose construction has, reportedly come to a halt this November.

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