Mr Fred Oware, the Chief Executive Officer of the Bui Power Authority (BPA), managers of the Bui Dam, has assured the local communities of excellent compensation packages, as the Authority constructs a solar energy project in the area.
“We are working out modalities and I promise you that very soon the Authority would pay compensation to all the farmers whose land were taken by the Bui Dam project”, he said .

Mr Oware gave the assurance when the Authority presented cheques totalling GHC 42,276.92 to five farmers whose crops would be affected by the construction of the 56-million-dollar solar energy plant.

Situated at Carpenter, near Bamboi in the Bole District of the Northern Region, work on the project would be executed by the Strategic Security International Systems, a wholly owned Ghanaian solar design, construction and installation firm.

On completion within 12 months, the project would add 50 Megawatt of power to the national electricity grid.

Mr Oware said the BPA was poised to promote and deepen its relationship among all the local communities directly or indirectly affected by the dam.

To this end, the CEO said, all other projects in the construction of the dam including the Bui city would also be executed as already designed.

He said the Authority would adhere to its social responsibility programmes to improve on the socioeconomic livelihood of the local people.
Nana Solomon Antwi Dompeh II, the Chief of Carpenter, commended the BPA for respecting the right and dignity of the people.
He the local communities would also contribute their part meaningfully to protect the dam and it’s related projects.
Nana Dompeh II appealed to the BPA to ensure that the construction firm working on the solar energy project engages some of the youth in the area.

Nana Dr David Tirbalakalla, the Gyasehene of South Mo traditional area, lauded the project, saying it would open up economic activities in the area.

Source: GNA/NewsGhana.com.gh