Ghana to commence the Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam in November.
The meeting between the Vise President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Minister of Finance, Volta River Authority and the Ghana Infrastructural Development Fund is successful as the dam construction will being in November. The multipurpose dam will be at the Eastern region of the country.
The project is very crucial as a result of the recent flooding in that area causing the damages on over 7,488.94 hectares of farmland as well as carrying away livestock. The annual flood also carries away other properties that are within the flow-way of the Bagre Dam from upstream Bukina Faso.
The Pwalugu dam will be 165m tall on the side of the White Volta River with a capacity of 350km2. The powerhouse will content two 60MW turbines and power output of 15KW to other existing transmission lines. The dam will not only serve as source of water supply to the communities but will increase the annual rice production to 117,000 tonnes and maize to 49,000 tonnes.
Among other benefits, the dam would reduce the cost of power distribution to the northern regions of Ghana while industrialisation, modern commercial agriculture and value chain activities as well as the general socio-economic environment, would be given a push.