60 years of managing national strategic asset — VRA stands tall
Now an adult company, the Volta River Authority (VRA) a strategic asset to Ghana, has attained 60 years in its operations.
The Authority has travelled through thick and thin to arrive at its current destination.
With the spirit of nationalism, the staff have defied all odds and faced the myriad of challenges confronting VRA head on to provide quality service to the people of this country and beyond.
They have done everything humanly possible to constantly generate power for their cherished customers-domestic and industrial users.
The VRA is of national relevance in spite of the challenges and competition in the energy or power sector.
Addressing the staff and guests in Accra on Monday to mark the 60 years of its establishment and provision of selfless services, the Chief Executive of Volta River Authority, Mr. Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa said that their stellar performance stemmed from the “can-do” spirit which had bound them together and propelled them to enviable heights in the energy sector.
“We plan, we develop, we execute and we operate, all by ourselves. That is really what sets us apart,” he said.
The theme was “Celebrating 60 years in the Power Business: Our Legacy, Our future.”
Mr. Antwi-Darkwa said that pieces of evidence across the country showed that VRA had lived up to its responsibilities and, therefore, asked Ghanaians to continue to have faith in the Authority as it had embarked on a number of renewable projects to meet the national demand in an environmentally-sustainable manner.
He indicated that the 60 MW Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam Project had additional Solar Component of 50 MW whille the 19.6 MW Kaleo/Lawra Solar Plants were under construction as well as the wind projects at Ada in the Greater Accra Region, and Anloga in the Volta Region were under way.
“We will continue to nurse other potential renewable projects on the Oti River as well as a pipeline of solar projects at Bongo, Walewale and other parts of the country.
“While focusing on our long term plans, we recognise that we are duty bound to ensure that there is adequate, competitively-priced electricity to support industrial and social development of the day.
“As an organisation, we are proud of our commitment and dedication towards national development and we pledge to continue on that path in the years ahead,” he emphasised.
By Castro Zanginna-Tong