Brazil and Ghana have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build a 90-MW hydropower project on the Oti River near Pwalugu in West Africa.
The government of Ghana said the new dam is part of an effort, which began in 1992, to build 3,000 MW of new capacity. The country now has a capacity of about 2,000 MW, government officials said.
Construction of the $300 million project is expected to begin next year. The government of Brazil is providing $250 million for the project while Ghana is providing $50 million.
Joe Oteng-Adjei, Ghana’s minister of energy, assured the project’s contractors that the government is committed to providing all the support required to complete construction.