Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), the implementing agency for the Power Compact II in the Republic of Ghana, is to construct two power sub-stations at Kanda and Legon, both in the Republic of Ghana.
The cost of the two sub-stations is estimated at $11.3 million and will be funded by MCC as part of the US$308 million Compact II funds provided by the People and Government of the USA and US $23.2 million Counterpart funds by the Government of Ghana.
These form part of projects being implemented under the Ghana Power Compact Agreement Programme.
The project would assist in reducing technical losses at the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
A kick-off meeting was held on 20th and 21st February, 2020, to signify the readiness of all the parties including the Project Contractor, Eiffage Ghana Ltd. towards the commencement of project.
Delivering his opening remarks, Eson-Benjamin said the Primary sub-stations “will fill an infrastructure gap which has been anticipated as the solution to the perennial power supply challenges experienced by the beneficiary health facilities.”
He added that these primary sub-station interventions could be perceived “as a health-driven infrastructure initiative and the sub-stations are, therefore, critical assets in the promotion of quality healthcare for Ghanaians.”
The 33/11kV Legon Primary Substation would improve electricity in Ghana and its surrounding communities, especially the newly constructed University of Ghana Teaching Hospital and Noguchi Memorial Institute for medical research.
The Kanda Primary sub-stations would improve power supply to the 37 Military Hospital and the Greater Accra Regional Hospital.
When completed, the health facilities and the neighbouring communities would experience significant improvements in power supplied to institutions and homes.
Along side the project, MiDA would construct a 16-unit three-bed apartment block at Kanda for the Ghana Armed Forces.
This would provide accommodation for persons to be affected by the construction of the sub-station.
The Deputy RCD of the MiDA, Ms Feleke said Ghanaians, as well as the US Government, who are providing the funds, hold huge expectations of the project.
SMEC PTY, the project engineers, and other project consultants were present.
Before the project implementation plan was drawn, series of meeting were held among all the stakeholders.