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    ‘I pray God opens the eyes of our leaders who are not appreciating our development’ – Akufo-Addo

    President Akufo-Addo has criticized persons who have raised doubts about government’s effort towards development of the nation since his assumption of office.

    The president after delivering his speech at the commissioning ceremony of Anwomaso Kumasi 1 Thermal Power Plant on Tuesday, April 17 urged Ghanaians to appreciate his efforts towards the development of the country.

    “What I pray for is for God to open the eyes of our leaders who are not appreciating our developmental efforts, for them to see and appreciate our efforts,” the President noted.

    President Akufo-Addo also revealed that the construction of the thermal plant was fully funded by the Volta River Authority (VRA).

    The African and Middle Eastern Resouce Investment (AMERI) Company has officially handed over the 10-unit power plants—under a five-year “built, own, operate, and transfer” arrangement—to the government of Ghana after completing the duration.

    The VRA decided to relocate the thermal power plants to their current location as part of efforts to mitigate the erratic power supply in the Ashanti Region.

    “To top it all, VRA provided all the funds for the construction of this station, including land acquisition, permits and licences, preparation of environmental and social impact studies, civil works, electric mechanical works, and commissioning of the plant,” said President Akufo-Addo.

    President Akufo-Addo further commended the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), and the Ghana National Petroleum Commission (GNPC) for “their respective roles played in bringing this project to fruition.”

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