Nexans Foundation extends electricity to Kwanikrom in the Western North Region
The people of Kwanikrom in the Sefwi Wiawso Municipality of the Western North Region of Ghana can now breathe huge sigh of relief following the connection of the community to the national grid.
At an elaborate ceremony to commission the electrification project, Managing Director of Nexans Kablemetal Ghana Limited, Dr Eric Waldner said the community was chosen among many proposals submitted because the foundation realized putting Kwanikrom on the national grid will result in a major transformation in the lives of residents.
He added that the Nexans foundation, created in early 2013, aims to support the development of electrification for disadvantaged populations around the world, with a focus on grassroots associations and sustainable solutions.
The creation of the Nexans Corporate Foundation, he said, emerged as a natural evolution of the Group's commitment to professionalize the international initiatives in this field toward a common perspective.
Adriano Sobriera, General Manager of Chirano Gold Mines Ltd, which has Kwanikrom as one of its catchment communities, said the Mine submitted a proposal for the electrification of Kwanikrom following a request by the Nexans Foundation for it to nominate one of its local communities for the support package.
“Fortunately, our proposal to the Nexans Foundation was successful and the electrification of Kwanikrom, begun in September 2019” he added.
Nexans Kablemetal ltd provided all the high and low tension cables as well as workmanship required for the completion of the project. The project required the wiring of homes, which Nexans again provided cables for.
The electrification of Kwanikrom has also been possible through the support of the Electricity Company of Ghana, the local assembly and the former MP who provided electrical poles for the project.