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MiDA to build two substations in Ghana

Feb 27, 2020
Substations
Posted by Patrick Haddad

The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), has said it will construct two primary substations in Kanda and Legon to reduce technical losses at the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

According to a statement from the authority on Monday, February 24, the two projects would provide reliable power supply to the University of Ghana Teaching Hospital, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, the 37 Military Hospital and the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, forms part of the implementation of the Power Compact programme.

Chief Executive of MiDA, Mr Martin Eson-Benjamin in his remarks said the Primary Substations is expected to fill a significant infrastructure gap, which has been anticipated as the solution to the perennial power supply challenges experienced by the beneficiary health facilities.

He added that the Primary Substation interventions could be perceived “as a health-driven infrastructure initiative” and that the substations are “critical assets in the promotion of quality healthcare for Ghanaians”.

According to Mr Eson-Benjamin, the 33/11kV Legon Primary Substation will improve electricity supply to the University of Ghana and its surrounding communities, especially to the newly constructed University of Ghana Teaching Hospital and the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.

The Kanda Primary Substations is also expected to improve power supply to the 37 Military Hospital and Greater Accra Regional Hospital upon completion.

Deputy Resident Country Director of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Ms. Feleke, for her part, said the US Government and Ghanaian authorities, providing funding for the primary substations have huge expectations of the project.

The cost of the two substations is estimated at $11.3 million and would be funded by Millennium Challenge Corporation as part of the $308 million Compact II funds provided by the people and Government of the USA and the $23.2 million Counterpart funds by the Government of Ghana.

Source: Ghana Web

Photo (for illustrative purposes): Gordonia substation ZA / Graeme Williams, Media Club / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0

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