582 rural communities across five regions of the country are on turn to be connected to the national grid under government’s rural electrification project.
Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, who announced this today, said the communities span the Ashanti, Eastern, Volta, Bono and Western regions.
“The agreement is between the government of Ghana through the Energy Ministry and the China international Water and Electrical Corporation.
Cabinet has given approval for the project which will cover five regions namely; Ashanti, Bono, Eastern, Volta and Western regions,” Mr. Oppong Nkrumah said.
According to him, the project is a phase two of an initial 1023 communities that have already benefited from a similar project.
“The phase one project was earmarked to connect a number of communities that covered about 16 districts in the Ashanti, Eastern, Volta and Western regions,” the Information Minister said.
According to him, the project is about 90% complete with some 441 communities already enjoying connection to the national grid