President Kufuor begins tour of the Western Region
President J.A Kufuor arrived at Asemasa, a village at the borders of Western and Central Regions on Sunday to begin a four-day official visit to the Western Region.
He was welcomed by Mr. Joseph B. Baidoo, Western Regional Minister, Mrs. Gladys Asmah, MP for Takoradi and Minister for Women and Children Affairs, Papa Owusu Ankomah, MP for Sekondi and Majority Leader of Parliament and Minister of
Parliamentary Affairs and Mrs. Angelina Baiden Amissah, MP for Shama.
After the exchange of greetings, President Kufuor stood in an open car to respond to cheers by an enthusiastic crowd who had lined up the routes from Asemasa to Sekondi.
President Kufuor and his entourage then drove to the Abode Thermal Plant where Mr. William Sam Appiah, Deputy General Manager of the Plant, briefed him on their operations.
The plant produces 550 megawatts of power to supplement the national grid. Officials who met the President at the Plant were Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobbey, Chief Executive of the Volta River Authority, and Mr. Albert Kan Dapaah, Minister of Energy.
President Kufuor later unveiled a plaque at the plant to commemorate his maiden visit to the Power Station.