The Ghanaian government on Thursday affirmed that work on the $993 million Pwalugu multi-purpose dam will commence soon as the necessary consultation with the various stakeholders is nearing completion.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Stephen Yakubu, who gave the assurance while responding to questions filed by newsmen at the bi-weekly Minister’s Briefing in Accra, noted that actual ground works had not started because the necessary engagements and consultations with the major stakeholders including the communities to be impacted by the construction of the project were still ongoing.
“The reason why actual construction has not started is that the project is a very big one and those to be affected are many. It is such that some of the communities may have to be relocated to other regions. This is the reason why the project has not seen actual construction but it shall surely come on,” he emphasized.
He said the $993 million project when completed would be the single largest investment ever made in Northern Ghana.
He said the sod-cutting ceremony for the project was performed by the President about two years ago and would act as the game changer.