President Mahama has commissioned the first phase of the Bui Power Project in the Brong Ahafo region. The first turbine of the dam is expected to add 133 megawatts of power to Ghana’s energy capacity.
Speaking at the inauguration, President Mahama noted that the coming of the stream of the 133 megawatts of power does not suggest an end to the country’s energy crisis.
He however noted that his government is working fervently to ensure a lasting solution to the country’s power crisis. “While the completion of the Bui project is a very good reason to rejoice, it does not suggest an end to our energy challenges. “We still have a lot of work to do in the short, medium and long term in order to completely arrest the problems and eliminate the problems in the supply of electricity to our people” President Mahama said. Also speaking at the event Minister for Energy and Petroleum Emmanuel Kofi Boah said his outfit will do its best to ensure the successful completion of the project.