SONA 2022: We have kept to our promise, and kept the lights on – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that he has fulfilled his promise by investing in the energy sector to keep the lights on at all times.

Delivering the 2022 State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Wednesday March 30, he said “Mr Speaker, we have kept to our promise, and kept the lights on in spite of worldwide upheavals in the energy sector, and in spite of the huge legacy debts we inherited. We have almost completed the process of restructuring these debts to reduce their crippling effect on our public expenditure.

“With the introduction of more Bulk Supply Points (BSPs) in areas such as Kasoa and Pokuase, power transmission has improved tremendously in the South-Western and North-Western parts of Greater Accra. Power lines are getting upgraded to reduce commercial and technical losses and increase transmission capacity.”

He further indicated that Under the National Electrification Scheme, a total of two hundred and seventy-nine (279) communities have been connected to the national grid.

This, he said has increased the national electricity access rate from 85.17 percent in 2020 to 87.03 percent as at January 2022. Four hundred and eighty-seven (487) more communities are at various stages of connection and completion.

“We are on course to achieve our ambition of universal access to electricity by the end of my term as the President of this country,” he saidf.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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