Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has stated the Pwalugu multipurpose dam is the most vital undertaking undertaken in northern Ghana by federal government.
He stated the project supersedes all other developmental ventures instituted by past governments since independence.
Talking on Asempa FM’s Ekosiisen political communicate display Wednesday, the Vice President said there is a need to have to assure do the job on the dam is done in time as it would gain the complete place.
“The most essential undertaking instituted in the North Area due to the fact independence is the Pwalugu dam undertaking. It is the largest financial investment.
“The persons always requested for the design of the dam even with whichever task was launched there. The dam is a signature challenge out of the great deal in the Area,” he advised host, Philip Osei Bonsu.
Dr Bawumia stressed that government is incredibly delighted with the graduation of operate on the internet site.
“When I went to the North, I visited each and every constituency and requested them to position out 1 legacy job of the Savannah Accelerated Enhancement Authority (SADA) in any of the 57 constituencies following paying $100 million immediately after eight decades but they could not,” he said.
His comment follows his current tour to some flood-influenced communities in the Higher East Location, where many have been displaced because of to the spillage of the Bagre Dam.
But Dr Bawumia stated that, when accomplished, the dam will be utilised to harvest the volumes of drinking water spilt from the Dam on a yearly basis.
The proposed multi-reason dam will also reward the region’s population in terms of irrigation, flood management as nicely as energy technology, he included.
President Nana Akufo-Addo frequented the space in November 2019 to cut sod for the building which experienced been slated for early 2020.
Nevertheless, Public Relations Officer for the Pwalugu Dam Task, David Prah, advised Pleasure FM’s Kojo Yankson that do the job on the $1 billion facility had only stalled for the reason that of the Bagre Dam spillage and resultant flooding.
He mentioned that an attempt to continue on function on the challenge will only guide to inaccurate readings which will influence their output.
In the meantime, around 400 households in some communities in the North East Location are to be affected by the development of the Pwalugu multipurpose dam.