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29-Jun-2016  
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Ivor Greenstreet says his administration will utilize the winds to improve the country's energy sector.

Speaking at the IEA 2016 Evening Encounter Series held at the Alisa Hotel in Accra on Tuesday, the Presidential candidate of the Convention People's Party (CPP) Ivor Greenstreet questioned the creative skills of the government in addressing the country's crises.

According to him, the energy situation in the country has worsened because the government has failed to find alternatives.

Therefore outlining his vision to Ghanaians, the CPP Presidential candidate noted that he will install wind turbines in the nation to utilize the wind energy.

Ivor Greenstreet elaborated on his plans, saying "it is common knowledge that the Volta River lies between two parallel Mountain ranges. The river lies within a wind corridor that is a trough. The unique topography of that area generates this wind corridor as a result of the globe turning on its axis at a 1040 miles an hour and orbiting the sun at 67000 miles an hour.

“Installing wind turbines in this corridor will utilize the wind energy. Standard wind turbines at an average height of 120 meters with the diameter of 85 meters would generate 3 megawatts of energy per unit. The wind corridor stretching from Ada to the North is over 1000 kilometers as studies indicate that it is the biggest and most reliable corridor in the whole of Africa.”

He believed the wind turbines will improve the energy situation and help provide electricity to consumers.

“Are we not a creative country? Do we not have a creative leadership? Why do we always have to think that the only ways of providing employment are for white-collar jobs? Kwame Nkrumah was creative. In his time, even prisoners were put to work. Not like today where they’re packed in human conditions like sardines, he wondered.
 
 
 
Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
 
 

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