Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has announced that the government will seek World Bank assistance for the Pwalugu multipurpose dam project.
According to him, the project has stalled due to financial constraints, necessitating an urgent request for World Bank assistance.
Through a $993 million synohydro loan, the government cut sod in 2019 for the construction of the Pwalugu multipurpose dam project, which will provide electricity, irrigation for all-year farming, and flood control.
“One of the major projects that government has a major intention to see happen in the Northern regions of Ghana because it will really impact on climate resilience, food production, flood control and so on is the Pwalugu multipurpose dam project. The Pwalugu multipurpose dam project is a project that I believe the World Bank should really take a keen interest in and development partners as well.”
“Government is trying to make a start, we are facing some of the financial challenges as many other countries are at the moment, but we want to make sure that this project sees the like of day and is completed. So, I want to put it on the table that we will be discussing this project further with you [World Bank] so that we can see to its construction.