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I Will Give Nana Akufo-Addo Ballon D’Or For Ending ‘Dumsor’ – Chairman Wontumi

The Ashanti Regional Chairman for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, has applauded President Akufo-Addo for ending ‘dumsor’ which was created by his predecessor- John Dramani Mahama.

The NPP Chairman popularly known as Chairman Wontumi stated in an interview on his TV station that he would happily design his own “ballon d’Or award scheme” and hand it over to President Akufo-Addo for stabilizing electricity in Ghana.

His comments come on the back of the commissioning of the 330 kilovolt Kumasi to Bolgatanga Transmission Line Project by President Akufo-Addo on 16th October, 2022.

The project, which is an integral part of the West Africa Power Pool Project, seeks to reinforce the Ghana Transmission System, and ensure the export of at least 100 megawatts of electricity to Burkina Faso, as well as increase the reliability of the Ghana to Burkina Interconnection Project.

To help achieve this objective, GRIDCo also constructed a 330kV Transmission line from the Aboadze Power Generation enclave through Prestea to Kumasi.

The 330 kV Kumasi-Bolgatanga Transmission Line Project consisted of the construction of approximately 550km of 330kV Transmission Line from Kumasi to Bolgatanga, the construction of 330kV Substations at Kumasi, Kintampo, Tamale and Bolgatanga as well as expansions of the existing 161kV Substations at these locations, and the implementation of Environmental Mitigation Measures and a Resettlement Action Plan for the Project.

The Project was financed by the French Development Agency (AFD) at a total cost of US$173.9 million.

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