President John Mahama has revealed that the National Electricity Companies in West Africa are seeking to establish a reliable power grid for the West African sub-region.
He said this during a courtesy call by President of Sierra Leone at the Flagstaff house in Accra.
The President expressed the hope that the 450 megawatts of power will help propel economic growth in the sub-region.
The co-operation, dubbed the ‘West African Power Pool’ will see the establishment of a plant in Ghana to generate about 450 megawatts of power to some selected West African countries.
He noted that West Africa is currently experiencing fast growth but one of the major constraints is energy supply.
The President therefore indicated that in his capacity as Chairman on ECOWAS, he will focus on “how we can push through the integration of our infrastructure, most especially, energy.”
The generated power will then be transmitted through Cote D’Ivoire to Liberia and Sierra Leone.