The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), a Government of Ghana entity responsible for the implementation of Ghana Power Compact II, is illuminating 523.68km of roads and streets in parts of Accra and the Eastern Region with high energy-efficient and durable street lighting luminaires.

The street lightning activity, which falls under MiDA’s Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management Project, covers the installation of 14,287 energy-efficient luminaires on 146 selected roads in 20 Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Greater Accra and Eastern Regions.

The Street Lighting (SL) Project is being implemented in two tranches for US$13.17 million.

A statement by MiDA and copied to energynewsafrica.com explained that works on tranche one have already been completed while tranche two roads will be completed in April 2022.

“Tranche One works have been completed, with 177.76 km of street lighting either upgraded or fitted with new installations. The Tranche Two Works, comprising 345.92km of streets, including the GIMPA by-pass and roads that cover twenty MMDAs are ongoing, ” the statement said.

MiDA described street lighting as essential road furniture which ensures security at night for road users in our communities, contributes to improved road safety and enhances our quality of life and standard of living.

It added that they have the potential to boost investments that aid economic growth and support efforts to reduce poverty.

It continued that the project would help to reduce electricity consumption from street lighting by 40 per cent and reduce the cost burden on the beneficiary Assemblies.

The statement said officials from the beneficiary Assemblies, MiDA and the three project contractors namely Elsewedy Electric T&D (Lot 1), Prefos Ltd (Lot 2), and Process and Plant Automation Ltd (Lot 3), have embarked on a final inspection of works ahead of the official handing-over ceremony.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a United States Government Agency, is funding the project under the Power Compact Programme signed with the Government of Ghana.

 

 

 

 

Source: https://energynewsafrica.com

 

 

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