The Government of Ghana has advanced plans to build a 2x350MW coal fired power plant in Ekumfi Aboano. The implementing institution is the Volta River Authority (VRA).

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has confirmed the project as part of their achievements in their Party Manifesto for the 2016 national elections in Page 53.


However, Mahama Ayariga, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation (MESTI) at a press briefing with the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, at the US Embassy in Accra indicated that Ghana is not building a coal plant.