Energy Minister
November 16, 2021

Minister of Energy Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has said the delay in the execution of the electrification project in the communities of Dakyie, Toyenpari, Kamahegu and Banonyiri in the Daffiama/Bussie/Issa constituency are as a result of the shortage of some key materials/equipment including stay equipment, stay wooden blocks LV poles.

According to him the Ministry has taken delivery of some of the materials and equipment and would arrange for the release of same for installation works to resume at the site.

The Ministry of Energy expects to complete the installation works in Dakyie and Toyenpari communities this year whereas works in Kamahegu and Banonyiri have been scheduled for completion by end of first quarter 2022.

He further noted that, the Ministry has ongoing SHEP-5 rural electrification project in the constituency in the Upper West Region.

High Voltage (HV) poles required for the communities have been supplied and planted and HV installation works have been completed at Dakyie, Toyenpari and Banonyiri communities. Most of the pole-top accessories for Kamahegu community have been supplied but stringing is yet to commence.

Again, 285 number of required Low Voltage (LV) poles for the projects have been supplied and planted in Dakyie, Toyenpari and Banonyiri communities, as stringing of conductors have been completed in the Banonyiri community.

LV poles for Kamahegu Community, and full complement of pole-top accessories to allow for the execution of the outstanding LV installation works in Dakyie and Toyenpari are yet to be supplied.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/