General News of Fri, 27 Mar 201516
Mahama: Agenda to restore power on course
President John Mahama has assured efforts to restore the power deficit that has plunged the country into a severe nationwide load-shedding exercise will soon yield success.
"The government is working hard as I stated in my State of the Nation Address to bring a number of thermal plants on stream and also introduce 1000MWs of emergency power to bring the situation under control as quickly as possible," the President said on Thursday.
Speaking at the inauguration of a new €23 million cement mill for the Ghana Cement Company (GHACEM) at Takoradi, as part of a two-day working visit to the Western Region, the President said despite the economic challenges brought on by the power crisis, his agenda to transform the economy is on course.
He commended the cement manufacturer for continuing to invest in the country despite the ongoing power challenges.
During the two-day visit, the President will also inspect a number of ongoing infrastructure and other projects in the region and inaugurate completed ones.
Some of the projects include the 110 km Apemanim-Elubo road, Takoradi Port Expansion Programme, the Aboadze Thermal Plant and Bamiankor Day Senior High School in the Nzema East Municipality which is under construction.