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By: Novisi Eyiram Mawuenyagah
26th April 2021
Management of the Ghana Gas Company has begun series of stakeholder consultative meetings in the wake of plans to cite a distribution plant at Adupri, a community in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti region.
It comes on the heels of government’s intention to mine the Bauxite deposits on the Nyinahini land. In what will be known as the Dawusaro-Kumasi Gas Pipeline Project, Liquefied Petroleum Gas will be used as the main fire power in the mining and processing of the Bauxite instead of electricity which is expensive.
Senior Manager of the Public Relations Unit, Augustina Osei Asare, is leading a team of experts and officials of the company to the district to ascertain among other things where the pipes will be laid; which communities will be affected and the compensation packages that will be suitable for affected farmers in addition to the engineering layouts before the project starts.
The team revealed the scope of work include passing the pipes through eight (8) Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), 46 Communities and 12 paramouncies.
“…the company will require 35 meters buffer right of way – where no activity takes place to enable smooth passage of the pipes and to maximize security. The infrastructure will supply liquefied petroleum gas to the Ameri Power Plant at Fumesua in the Region”, she said.
She added that the siting of the multi-million infrastructure is a critical catalyst for the industrialization agenda of Government especially in the mine catchment communities.
District Chief Executive, Williams Darko, who received the team, lauded the initiative saying it will be the bedrock of Bauxite mining in Nyinahini.
“All eyes are on Nyinahini. The Bauxite which is going to feed the Ghanaian economy for decades will see the light of day and because it will be refined here in Nyinahin, the siting of the Gas distribution Centre is in the right direction to feed into the processing chain”.
The meeting was attended by Security Chiefs, Heads of Departments, Traditional leaders and opinion leaders.