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Italian investors to construct mini dams in Volta Region

Italian investors from Ambiente Pressagio are expected to begin the construction of mini hydro dams on nine sites in the Volta Region.

Togbe Afede XIV, the President of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, announced this at the first general meeting of the House for this year.

A mini hydro dam is a type of hydroelectric power unit that could produce from five kilowatts to 100 kilowatts of electricity using natural flow of water.

The installations could provide power to small communities.

He said the investors had already done the initial feasibility studies and had provisional license from the Energy Commission to construct the dams in Dodi Papase, Wli Waterfalls, Tsatsadu Waterfalls, Hohoe and Afife among others.

Togbe Afede said if successful, the project would be the first in the country to bring huge socio-economic opportunities to the people in the region.

He therefore charged the chiefs in the region to be selfless in pushing the development agenda forward.

Togbe Afede said the region’s agricultural development agenda was also on course and appealed to chiefs to release land for the success of that project aimed at creating jobs and promoting food security.

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