President Nana Akufo-Addo’s delivery in his first term will lead to a resounding victory in the 7 December 2020 elections for him and the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), former General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong has said.
At a rally in the Hohoe Constituency, Volta Region, on Saturday, 21 November 2020, following the resumption of the President’s campaign tour after suspending it for a week in honour of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings, the once-suspended General Secretary said: “Everywhere we have been, the President has delivered on his mandate; whether it is infrastructure, whether it is schools, roads, water and what have you”.
“We have a President who has compassion, a President who is competent, a President who has a vision, a President who is a man of action, a President who loves his people and a President who wants to serve the country Ghana,” Mr Agyepong noted.
“On the 7th of December, Ghanaians around the country are going to deliver a resounding endorsement to His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and my brother John Peter Amewu, and I am sure the next four years will see greater development,” he added.
At the resumption of his campaigns, the President inaugurated Ghana’s first micro-power generating station, located at Tsatsadu, Alavanyo.
Describing the ceremony as “a happy day for the people of Alavanyo and myself”, President Akufo-Addo noted that the 45-kw Tsatsadu hydropower generating station will “provide power for rapid economic development in Alavanyo.”
The origins of the project date back to 2005, when the Ministry of Energy, under the government of President John Agyekum Kufuor, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and International Network on Small Hydropower of China (IN-SHP) to undertake studies geared toward the development of small hydropower potentials in the country.
According to the President, before the project could be operationalised in the twenty-two sites identified, the NPP lost the 2008 elections, and, “like many other important initiatives of the Kufuor Government, this project was also abandoned”.
Upon his assumption of office in 2017, he told the gathering at Tsatsadu that he directed the Ministry of Energy, together with the Bui Power Authority, to re-develop the hydropower generating stations, including that at Tsatsasu.
Indeed, the Tsatsadu project was initially designed as a 30kW stand-alone system, but was redesigned and upgraded to a 45kW grid-connection system based on the outcome of the additional studies.
With the project having been undertaken solely by Ghanaians, President Akufo-Addo stated that the construction of the power generating station did not have any adverse impact on the environment, adding that, since its energy source is green, it will have no carbon emissions.
The President assured the Togbega of Alavanyo that the road leading up to the Tsatsadu Generating Station is “under active development, and will be done”, stressing that “indeed, Alavanyo, it shall be well”.
In commending the Minister of Energy, John-Peter Amewu, who is the NPP’s parliamentary candidate for Hohoe, for his role in helping the cement the peace in Alavanyo, President Akufo-Addo stated that “all of this means the time has come for Hohoe to undergo a change, and to come to come to sit on the back of the elephant.”
The President, thus, urged residents of Tsatsadu, Alavanyo, and, indeed, Hohoe to vote massively for him and for John-Peter Amewu, “so we can do more for you.”