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30 July 2016

Greenstreet: Move away from those who give you darkness

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Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet (wearing dumsor cap) addressing the gathering at Ahenkro during his tour of the Afigya Kwabre North Constituency

The 2016 presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, has asked Ghanaians to move away from political parties that give them darkness in place of electricity.

Addressing separate party supporters at Ahenkro in the Afigya Kwabre North and Akomadan in the Offinso North constituencies, he said the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) government under President John Dramani Mahama had, through  “dumsor”, failed to deliver in the area of electricity supply.People suffering under dumsor.

He observed that Ghanaians were suffering from unannounced intermittent power outages, popularly known as “dumsor,” which had become an albatross hanging around the neck of the ruling NDC.

He said the NDC lacked the means to control its energy requirement and for that matter their failure to guarantee the security of the people.

Quoting US President Barack Obama as saying in his book: “Audacity of Hope,” “A nation without the means to control its energy r

equirements is a nation without means to guarantee its security,” Mr Greenstreet said the CPP remained the only party with the solution to the country’s perennial energy crisis, and that the electorate could not afford to let his party down, come December 7.

Wind turbines to solve energy deficit.

Mr Greenstreet added that the CPP believed that Ghana could be more creative by learning from the US and South Korea and tapping into renewable energy resources to provide a medium to long-term solution to the country’s chronic energy deficit.

He noted that while the US was working on a 3000-mega watt wind park covering 1000 hectares with 1000 wind turbines, the Korean government had set up a target of 2.4gw over the next nine years from offshore wind power.

The CPP flag bearer believes that Ghana can learn from these countries, and that a CPP government would install wind turbines in the wind corridor of the Volta Basin between two parallel mountain ranges to utilise the wind for power.

He noted that apart from the Volta River, the wind corridor stretching from Ada to the northern part of the country was over 1000 kilometres, and that studies had indicated that it was the most reliable wind corridor in Africa.

By calculation, he is of the view that installing the wind turbines under the CPP government at a distance of 300 metres triangularly should produce 9900 towers or 29700 mega watts of energy.

That to him will help “meet the energy needs cheaply with left-over for sale to neighbouring countries, thereby raking in additional revenue for the government.”

Source: graphiconline.com

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