Upper West Regional Minister, Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih addressing the media.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih has said the completion of the Kaleo Solar Power Plant would help transform the region into a hub of economic activities to create jobs, improve livelihoods and alleviate poverty.
He made the disclosure during the State of the Region Report, a weekly media briefing platform organised by the Ministry of Information for Regional Ministers to provide an update on developments in their regions yesterday.
The Regional Minister said the completion of phase II of the solar plant would make the region the largest contributor of solar energy to the national energy grid.
“Works has also commenced for the construction of phase II of the Kaleo plant to add 15Megawatt peak. When completed, it will make the region the largest contributor of solar energy to the national energy mix,” he said
President Akufo-Addo in August this year commissioned phase I of the 13 Megawatts solar power plant. The project is the second utility-grid-connected solar project in the country.
Together with the Lawra solar project commissioned by the President last year, the systems would provide a combined generating capacity of 22.8-megawatt peak and will complement the national grid in Wa to provide efficient and reliable power for the region.
Dr. Salih expressed hope that the project would stimulate socio-economic activities and bring about an improvement in the lives of people in the region.