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ECG commissions material warehouse in Oforikrom, Ashanti region

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The Deputy Minister of Energy, William Owuraku Aidoo, has commissioned a warehouse to store materials of the Electricity Company of Ghana at Boadi in the Oforikrom Municipality of the Ashanti region.

The new materials warehouse, constructed at Boadi at a total cost of twenty million, six hundred pounds, will be used to house materials for major projects in the region.

The warehouse will have amenities such as air conditioning and IT installations, two workshop blocks, a lube bay, conference hall and two stockyards for storage of outdoor materials.

Mr. Aidoo, noted that ECG has currently provided electricity to about 85 per cent of the population and was hopeful 90 percent of the population would be covered by 2020.

This he hoped, would increase employment opportunities especially for the youth.

He reassured the staff that no one will lose their jobs in the take-over of ECG, noting that one billion dollars will be injected into the takeover of the company which will be of benefit to the company and its staff.

Mr. Aidoo touched on the vision of President Akufo Addo in the area of universal accessibility to electricity.

The Managing Director of the ECG, Ing. Samuel Boakye-Appiah, noted that the special grid intensification project has been broken down into 210 packages covering over 900 communities across ECG operational areas at a cost of about eight point two million dollars.

Ing. Boakye-Appiah said the Ashanti region is benefitting from 63 packages representing twenty-seven percent of the total package. Areas benefitting include Abuakwa, Bekwai, Danyame, Konongo and Effiduase.

He noted that majority of the materials for the special grid intensification project have been procured and would soon be transported to the newly constructed warehouse.

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