Pokuase Bulk Supply Point

Work on the $50 million Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP) is 61 per cent complete and expected to be handed over to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and GRIDCo by the end of the first quarter of 2021.

The BSP Project started on April 30 last year, and being funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Ghana Government, under the Ghana Power Compact Programme.

Upon completion, the BSP Project would supply reliable electricity to 350,000 residents within its catchment area, including businesses, public institutions and health facilities.

A statement issued by the Communications and Outreach Unit of Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said the six major transformers for the Project arrived in the country from Turkey on April 27 and May 4 respectively.

The transformers, which come in two sizes, 145 MVA and 39 MVA, would support the operations of GRIDCo and ECG for efficient and reliable power supply in the beneficiary communities.

The statement said the transformers had been subjected to Factory Assessment Tests in the presence of the officials of MiDA, ECG GRIDCO and other stakeholders committed to the project.

It said MiDA and the Project Contractors have put in place the necessary safety protocols to safeguard the health of workers undertaking the construction works and residents within the project catchment area.

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