Solar plant for Prampram Polyclinic

BY: Benjamin Glover

A 1.68 kilowatt peak solar power plant has been inaugurated to augment electricity supply to the Prampram Polyclinic.

It consists of a solar panel, an inverter and back-up batteries.

A joint initiative of the Prampram Polyclinic and Novaya Solar, a California-based company, the plant is designed to provide reliable and affordable power to urban and rural communities in Ghana.

Improved healthcare

Speaking at the inauguration of the plant, the Ningo Prampram District Director of Health Services, Mrs Gifty Ansah, said the system would transform healthcare delivery in the area.

She said the Ningo Health Centre, as a well as six other CHPS compounds in the area, did not have alternative power supply.

That, she said, had resulted in health officials and patients relying on lights from mobile phones and torches to administer health care anytime the area was hit by power cuts.

Mrs Ansah said the solar plant would, therefore, enhance medical services at the facility and urged the benefactors to extend the system to other health facilities in the district.

Energy requirements

The President of Novaya Solar, Mr Mahama Nyankamawu, said the company’s mission was to provide health facilities and residents in emerging countries with energy independence through a combination of innovative business.

He said the energy requirements of the polyclinic would be met for the next 25 years, with the installation of the solar plant.

The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Mr Enoch T. Mensah, commended Novaya Solar for the intervention, stressing that it would help in catering for the healthcare needs of the people.

He disclosed that efforts were underway to provide the Prampram Polyclinic with a modern theatre.

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