Sefwi Bibiani gets new primary sub-station
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) on Friday inaugurated a primary sub-station, at SefwiBibiani, in the Western North Region, to improve power supply.
With a capacity of 2X20/26 Megavolt Ampere (MVA), valued at about GH¢65,810,302.11, the new sub-station would serve 36 towns within the BibianiDistrict.
The communities include Anhwiaso, Chirano, Wenchi, Pataboase, Bibiani, Nyinahin, Ntobroso, Barniekrom, Agogoso, Akonfri, Nkrumah Nkwanta, Debrahkrom, Serebuorso and Amangoase.
Other key institutions to benefit from the primary sub-station are Mensin Goldmines, Ekomyeya Community mining and sawmill and plywood manufacturing companies.
The Managing Director of ECG, Kwame Agyeman-Budu, said the company was customer-oriented and that, “a satisfied customer-base is key to us.”
He said “These projects and various injections into our network system have created flexibility and relief to overloaded feeders, improvement in voltage profiles and back up capacity geared towards accommodating the demand of our customers in all our operational areas”.
Mr Agyeman-Budusaid before the construction of the primary sub-station, the Bibiani district had a booster station, which supplied electricity to residents.
However, with the ever-increasing electricity demand due to industrialisation, especially the government of Ghana’s One District One Factory (1D1F) agenda,ECG decided “to provide a more solid and state of the art reliable source of power supply to meet the electricity requirement of the district.”
Mr Agyeman-Budu announced that ECG’s 2022 approved budget for projects to improve service delivery in the Western and Western North regions totalled about GH¢24.7million.
He said projects, which had begun included the construction of Elubo Bulk Supply Point, construction of 2x20MVA Primary station, reconstruction of Axim Switching Station, reconstruction of Sefwi Dwenase Primary Sub-station.
Mr Agyeman-Budusaid “ECG has a mission to provide quality, reliable and safe electricity to customers, and for the socio-economic growth and development of Ghana.”
Omanhene Abusuapanin, Sefwi Anhwiaso, Nana Kyem Kofi AnkoanaII, expressed appreciation to the ECG for initiating moves to improve power supply to the area.
He, however, appealed to the ECG to extend power to all remote areas of Sefwi.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Alfred Amoah, said the provision of primary sub-station and bulk supply point, was in fulfillment of the NPP government’s promise to provide reliable power supply “.
“You solve dumsor by improving the existing network. You improve the existing network by building systems with huge capacity like this sub-station,”he added.
FROM CLEMENT ADZEI BOYE, SEFWI BIBIANI