On 7th April 2016 the second large Community Engagement Event took place in the Presbyterian Church of Old Ningo. More than 300 people were present at this meeting in order to get additional information on the progress of the 225 MW wind park project.
Family members, clans, chiefs and representatives gathered in the town of Old Ningo on the 22nd March 2016 in order to commonly agree on the land lease contracts for the 225 MW wind energy project Ayitepa. Around 200 people attended the event in the Pentecost Church of Old Ningo to formally discuss and approve the land lease documents.
In order to liaise closely with the local population and the involved communities regarding our wind farm development at Ayitepa, we engaged several months ago with Mr. Francis Tsatsu Owulah a Community Liaison Officer (CLO). The CLO acts as point of contact for the local community and communicates key project information during the development and construction period of the wind park. Mr. Owulah also leads our Community Engagement Programme through consultations with local communities and stakeholders.
On 3rd September 2015, the Grid Connection Agreement for the 225 MW wind farm at Ayitepa was signed at the Headquarters of the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) in Tema. This is another very important step regarding the finalization of the development of the first large scale wind farm in West Africa.
Ghana celebrates its first Global Wind Day as over 500 students meet in Ayitepa to learn about wind energy
More than 500 students from local schools gathered at Ayitepa village to celebrate the first Global Wind Day on June 26, 2015. Wind farm developers NEK Umwelttechnik AG together with Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd. organised the event close to the site of the proposed 225MW Ayitepa Wind Farm which is on track to commence construction early next year.