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File photo: Galamsey site

The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) is unable to carry out maintenance works on its transmission lines within the Akwatia, Nsutem and Anyinam communities in the Eastern Region because of illegal mining activities (galamsey) close to the grid towers.

The activities of the illegal miners have severely undermined the structural integrity of the towers that support the conductors, making them highly vulnerable to collapse.

Maintenance works on the Akwatia transmission sub-station, built in 1965 to 161 kilovolt (kV) of power for distribution to communities in the catchment area of the sub-station have, therefore, been suspended.

The minister appealed to party supporters to allow the MDCEs to work without interference

The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh has charged the Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs) in the region to be diligent in the discharge of the duties to enable the government to execute its development agenda.

He appealed to party supporters and sympathizers to allow the MDCEs to work without interference to bring about the much-needed development in the area.

The Minister made these known at a programme to swear in 24 MDCEs who have been confirmed by their respective assemblies out of 27 nominees made by the President.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has expressed satisfaction so far with the outcome of his tour of the countries in the ECOWAS region, as the set objectives prior to the commencement of the tour are being met.

It will be recalled that the purpose of the tour of the ECOWAS countries, as outlined by the presidency, was to afford President Akufo-Addo the opportunity to introduce himself, as the new Ghanaian leader, formally to the governments and peoples of our neighbouring countries, explore and deepen our bilateral relations with them, and reiterate Ghana’s full commitment to the ECOWAS project.

Oil flows from Offshore Cape Three Points fields in record time

Ghana’s third independent oil and gas field operated by Italian oil giant, Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi (ENI) has started production from the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) ahead of August 2017 schedule date for first oil.

The lead operator on Saturday launched production from the field off the coast of the Western Region, in just two and a half years after commencement of the project, and three months ahead of schedule date, reaching record time-to-market.