In Ghana, the Millennium Development Authority is implementing an initiative that will reduce the electricity consumption of public lighting in the city of Accra by 40%. The $ 9.89 million project involves replacing existing lamps with LED bulbs.

In Ghana, the Street Lighting Works project will reduce electricity consumption on certain public roads by 40%. The project is implemented by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) under the Ghana Power Compact program. It will take into account 440 km of public roads in the capital Accra and is scheduled to be completed in March 2021.

According to Sylvester Ayayee, the project manager, the design, securing of the affected tracks and traffic management works have already been carried out and work has started. Currently, three companies have already started work on the Accra-West, Central Business District and Accra-East lots.

“We are installing LED bulbs to replace the lamps currently in place and this will give us an energy saving of at least 40%. The current project started in the past year, but due to some requirements due to the design of the projects and the procurement of materials, it will be completed by the end of March 2021 ” , the official said. of the project.

The cost of the initiative is estimated at $ 9.89 million which will be covered by the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

 

Source: Agence Ecofin

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