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Ghana receives €9.7m EU Grant to Improve Access to Power in Sub-region

29/01/2021 - 09:39
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The European Union (EU), through the French Development Agency - Agence Francaise Development (AFD), on January 26, 2021 approved a new €9.7 million euros grant for the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) to boost infrastructure works on the interconnection line between Ghana and Burkina Faso. This is expected to increase electricity access in Northern Ghana and exporting capacity to the sub-region, especially Burkina Faso.

The EU grant facility will be used to finance the upgrade of an 18km long 161kV transmission line located between Ahodwo and Anwomaso substation in Ghana’s second largest city, Kumasi. It will also support power transfer capacity from the South of the country up to Burkina Faso, through the 330kV line from Kumasi to Bolgatanga as well as reductions in transmission losses. The 330kV line project was initially financed with a US$174 million loan from AFD to GRIDCo and a €4.8 million euros technical assistance grant from the EU. 

Read more in the Press Release attached.

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