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Atta Akyea dismisses NDC’s concerns Over K1TPP relocation as propaganda

The NDC had expressed concerns and questioned the government's decision to rename and commission the power plant, citing the Ameri Power Plant as a vital solution to the country's energy crisis during the previous administration.

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Samuel Atta Akyea, the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South and Chairman of the Mines and Energy Committee in Ghana’s Parliament, has rejected the National Democratic Congress’ criticisms regarding the relocation and recommissioning of the Kumasi 1 Thermal Power Plant (K1TPP) at Anwomaso in the Ashanti Region.

The NDC had expressed concerns and questioned the government’s decision to rename and commission the power plant, citing the Ameri Power Plant as a vital solution to the country’s energy crisis during the previous administration.

The opposition also raised objections about the reported $35 million cost of relocating the power plant from Aboadze in the Western Region to Kumasi, particularly in light of current economic challenges.

In response, Atta Kyea emphasized the importance of repackaging and enhancing the project to effectively serve the country, rather than downplaying its significance.

He stressed that critical sectors like the energy industry should not be politicized, as access to electricity is essential for all citizens.

Following the commissioning of the Genser Energy Gas Pipeline at Anwomaso in the Ashanti Region, Atta Kyea noted that the gas pipeline will significantly improve electricity generation and reduce costs in the Ashanti Region and across the country.

Energy Minister, Mathew Opoku Prempeh, stated that the establishment of the power plant will considerably enhance power delivery in the Ashanti Region and beyond.

Supported by the private sector, the Minister believes the project will commence operation immediately to feed citizens with reliable power under the management of the Volta River Authority (VRA).

The Manhyia South Legislator also commended the Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II, and other individuals for their enormous contribution to the success of the project.

He said the project will become an anchor for job creation and revitalize the region’s rich history in the area of industrialization.

 

Credit: Fatawu Bayaga, Ashanti Regional Content Manager

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