The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCO) is installing a 66MVA transformer at its Anwomaso Sub-station to boost power supply in Kumasi and its surrounding areas.

Mr Vincent Boakye, the Director of Northern Network Services at GRIDCO, said the installation, expected to be completed by the end of this month, would complement the generating capacity of the four existing transformers at Ahodwo.

Speaking to journalists after a tour of the Anwomaso Sub-station in the Oforikrom Municipality, Mr Boakye said electricity consumption had increased in Kumasi, necessitating the construction of transmission lines with bigger capacities.

He said Kumasi was a big load centre, responsible for transmitting power to the northern parts of the country, hence the need for a new transformer to bring great relief to the lines in the area, which were always congested.

Mr Boakye said GRIDCO had also received a grant of 9.7 million Euros from the European Union to upgrade power generation in Kumasi.

Disclaimer: News Ghana is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.

Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +1-508-812-0505 

Previous articleAppointment Committee begins vetting of ministerial nominees
Next articleInflation rate eases to 9.9 percent in January
The Ghana news Agency (GNA) was established on March 5, 1957, i.e. on the eve of Ghana's independence and charged with the "dissemination of truthful unbiased news". It was the first news agency to be established in Sub-Saharan Africa. GNA was part of a comprehensive communication policy that sought to harness the information arm of the state to build a viable, united and cohesive nation-state. GNA has therefore been operating in the unique role of mobilizing the citizens for nation building, economic and social development, national unity and integration.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here