June 20th, 2016
Ghanaian President His Excellency John Dramani Mahama on June 14th toured the Ningo-Prampram District in the Greater Accra Region to inspect the Saglemi Affordable Housing Project. During his visit, he commissioned a 1,500 housing unit at Ningo and stated that his government is committed to provide Ghanaians with decent homes and living.
Upwind Ayitepa Ltd. took advantage of this
visit and informed the President about the project status of the Ayitepa wind
farm which will be located just a few kilometers South-East of the housing
locations. Nene Kanor Atiapah III, Ag. President of the Ningo Traditional
Council, informed the President in the presence of E. T. Mensah and Sam George
Nartey about the 225 MW wind farm and pointed out the advantages of the
project: “This pioneering project is not only the source of sustainable and
clean electricity, which we desire so urgently, but it also generates a lot of
additional employment, will attract modern farming technologies and other
industries to the region and therefore increases the social and living
standards in the surrounding communities”, he stated.
During the ceremony, representatives of
Upwind Ayitepa Ltd. and Lekela Power BV, the investor and operator of the wind
farm, had the chance to meet the President. Present were Michael Wuddah-Martey,
NEK’s country manager for Ghana, Mikael Schoultz, Lekela’s Business Developer
for Africa, and Dr. Christoph Kapp, the CEO of Upwind Ayitepa Ltd.
Below can be seen some pictures of the event at Ningo.