On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, farmers whose economic trees and or crops are within the area earmarked for the ambitious solar project being undertaken by the Bui Power Authority (BPA), will go home with smiles on their faces from the bank after months of battling the Authority for compensation.
This follows the release of a cash amount of GHC42,276.92 by Bui Power Authority to the Land Valuation Division of the Lands Commission to be paid to the farmers who are located at Carpenter in the Bole District in the Northern Region.
A statement signed and released the Chief Executive Officer of the Bui Authority, Fred Oware, on Monday, August 28, 2017, said the compensation will be paid through the Land Valuation Division.
The exercise, according to the statement, is expected to be witnessed by the Chief of Carpenter, officials from the Bui Power Authority, regional officers of the Land Valuation Division and members of the Carpenter community.
“BPA has already completed expansion works on the Bui Switchyard to evacuate 250MW of solar energy. The Bui Solar Project is expected to commence after the compensation payment,” the statement in part further read.