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Kumasi Thermal Plant commissioning: I pray God opens the eyes of leaders who don't appreciate my efforts — Akufo-Addo jabs critics

Headlines Kumasi Thermal Plant commissioning: I pray God opens the eyes of leaders who don't appreciate my efforts —Akufo-Addo jabs critics
FRI, 19 APR 2024 LISTEN

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo presided over the commissioning of the Kumasi 1 Thermal Power Plant (K1TPP), formerly known as the AMERI Power Plant, in Kumasi on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

This event was marked by the president's reflection on the developmental strides achieved and a reaction to critics who questioned the renaming and commissioning of the plant.

Prior to the commissioning, criticisms had arisen, particularly from members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), regarding the rebranding of the AMERI Plant under a new name by the Akufo-Addo administration.

They argued that this move was an attempt to claim credit for the achievements of previous governments, particularly the John Dramani Mahama administration, which acquired the AMERI Plant.

Addressing these criticisms during the commissioning ceremony, President Akufo-Addo emphasised the positive impact of the K1TPP on the Ashanti Region and praised the efforts of all stakeholders involved in the relocation of the plant.

He said, "To top it all, VRA provided all the funds for the construction of this station, including land acquisition, permits and licences, preparation of environmental and social impact studies, civil works, electric mechanical works, and commissioning of the plant.”

Reacting to his critics, President Akufo-Addo added, "What I pray for is for God to open the eyes of our leaders who are not appreciating our developmental efforts, for them to see and appreciate our efforts.”

Gideon Afful Amoako
Gideon Afful Amoako

News ReporterPage: GideonAffulAmoako

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