Ghana and Canada will cooperate on expanding the Aboadze thermal plant in Takoradi.

President John Evans Atta Mills, who held discussions on the plant with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) last November in Canada, met this month with executives of the Corporation in Ghana.

The CCC is the main investment grouping in Canada, and the executives led by Marc Whittington, are in the country to sign an agreement with the Government of Ghana to support the expansion of the Aboadze Thermal Plant.

The agreement is the second pact to be signed after the first expansion project which had the capacity to generate an additional 132 mega watts comes almost to a completion.

The second expansion project is also expected to generate 132 mega watts to boost the plant’s capacity.

Whittingham said the CCC recognised electricity production as a critical instrument to economic development, and that there was a need to support that sector to create jobs.

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