The Upper West Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Abubakari popularly known as Alhaji Short has been appointed and sworn into office alongside others as a Board member of the Bui Power Authority.
Alhaji Short who is also an aspiring National Chairman of the NPP will serve in that capacity together with, Ambassador Afare Apeadu Donkor as Board Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of Bui Power Authority Mr. Fred Oware and Mrs. Sylvia Maria Asare as members respectively
The rest are Hon. Gabriel Osei, Dr. Adams Sulemana Achanso and Mr. Kwaku Bowiansa Abrefa.
The Deputy Minister for Energy in charge of Power Hon. William Owuraku Aidoo has charged the Bui Power Authority (BPA) to capitalize on the availability of hydro resources in the country and develop them into small and mini dams to boost the country’s energy generation.
He noted that though small and mini hydro resources are available, their development has lagged behind for more than a decade.
“Bui Power has to leverage the unique experience and skills set gained in the implementation of the 400MW Bui Hydroelectric Project to the development of other small and mini hydro dams in the country,” he stressed.
Hon. Owuraku Aidoo charged the board to ensure that BPA’s mandate as enshrined in the Act of Parliament, 2007 Act 740 is achieved.
“You’re expected to focus on examining the resources available to the Bui Power Authority and strategize to increase the solar potential in the country, especially in the Northern Sector, to balance the siting of generating plants in the country and improve the energy trilemma indices i.e. energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability,” he advised.