The Minority in Parliament is questioning the source of funding for the $993 million Pwalugu Multi-Reason Dam undertaking in the Talensi District.
President Nana Akufo-Addo past week slash the sod for the challenge touting it as the solitary largest investment by any government in the Northern aspect of the region.
President Akufo-Addo mentioned that the price will be borne entirely by Governing administration and executed and built below an engineering, procurement and building agreement by Sinohydro.
He also stated the project will be executed in just 50 months.
But the Minority Chief, Haruna Iddrisu, claims the job is not captured in the 2020 budget and demanded the supply of funding for the project.
“I see no paragraph nor web page nor sentence [in the 2020 budget] focused to the pursuit of this $993 million. The general public monetary administration Act requires that all expenditures are accepted thereof as component of the finances statement.”
About the dam
The Pwalugu Multipurpose job will consist of a few primary elements, namely the design of a hydropower plant the construction of a solar farm and the institution of an irrigation scheme masking an spot of some 20-five thousand (25,000) hectares.
The Pwalugu reservoir can accommodate up to 120,000 cages of 25 sq. metres every of fish, with an normal produce of two tons for every cage, earning doable the steady improvement of the country’s aquaculture and fisheries sector.
The task is set to be the solitary, greatest expense at any time made by any Govt in the Northern sector of the region.
The Volta River Authority claims the project will commence in April 2020.
The entire task will be executed by a Chinese building company, Ability China Intercontinental and supervised by the Volta River Authority above a period of time of five a long time.
The irrigation element of the undertaking will value $474,042,141.85.
The tax part of the task is $69,284,727.79 and there is also a cadastral survey value of $800,000.00.
The contract is likely to be underneath Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) at a price of $473,242,141.85.
The electrical energy element of the undertaking will consist of $366 million, 60MW hydropower and a $55.4 million, 50MW solar energy even though resettlement, survey and undertaking management charge will sum to $98 million.