The Flagbearer of Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, has introduced plans by the Celebration to determine a coal plant at Ekumfi Otuam within the Central Area.
The envisaged 2,000 megawatts (MW) plant will considerably increase the nation’s hydro, thermal and photo voltaic sources of energy technology of which work had earlier began by the Volta River Authority (VRA) in collaboration with companions earlier than the NDC exited.
Mr Mahama gave the peace of mind at a durbar of the Chiefs and folks of Ekumfi-Otuam on the second day of his four-day tour of the Central Area.
He mentioned after a collection of feasibility research, Otuam, the hometown of late President John Evans Atta Mills, was recognized as a possible website for the mission and pledged his dedication to creating it operational when given the nod.
“We recognized a lot of doable locations the place we will construct this mission. We began from the West all the way down to the East, making an attempt to get a doable location across the coast to place up the infrastructure. One of many potential websites is Otuam, the hometown of our late President, Atta Mills,” he mentioned.
Coal-fired vegetation produce electrical energy by burning coal in a boiler to provide steam beneath large stress. Vitality produced from coal is cheaper, considerable and extra reasonably priced than different power sources.
Former President Mahama spoke about establishing a salt processing manufacturing facility in the neighborhood to create employment and considerably empower the individuals with different employable abilities and coaching to raised their lives.
Such interventions have been a part of a broader technique to sustainably open up the complete Ekumfi District with large funding drive to befit its standing as residence area of the late President Mills.
Mr Abeiku Crentsil, the NDC parliamentary aspirant, accused the ruling New Patriotic Celebration of doing little to assemble a touchdown seaside it had reduce the sod for.
He described such strikes by the federal government as deceitful and guaranteed the individuals of the NDC’s resolve to stay to its guarantees to get the work executed when voted into energy.
Odaefo Akyen VIII, Chief of Otuam and President of Ekumfi-Otuam Conventional Council, referred to as on politicians and key stakeholders to maintain the nation’s enviable peace earlier than, throughout and after the polls.
He appealed for extra infrastructural help together with good roads, schooling, well being and sustainable jobs for the individuals.