Kpong

Kpong

 

a city in southern Ghana, in the Eastern Region, on the Volta River. It is connected by railroad with the port of Tema and is the center of a region where cacao, palm oil, and cassava are produced. A sugar refinery is being constructed (1973) in the city.

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The beneficiary institutions are Akuse Methodist Senior High and Technical, Akro Technical and Senior High School, the Community Development Vocational Training Centre at Kpong, and Rapid Professional Development Training Centre, a private professional training institution.
A survey of white kenkey (nsiho) producers, retailers and regular consumers was conducted in the Asuogyaman (Atimpoku, South Senchi, and Anum), Manya Krobo (Kpong, Somanya) and Fanteakwa (Osino) districts of the Eastern Region of Ghana.
Open contracts award: rehabilitation and completion of kpong left bank irrigation project
The first site, the Soil and Irrigation Research Centre (SIREC) at Kpong, University of Ghana, is located within the lower Volta basin (Figure 1).
In Ghana, the major source of energy (hydroelectric power) is generated mainly from the Akosombo Dam, Kpong Dam, and Bui Dam [9].
However, the benefits of this project cannot be without considerable social, economic, and environmental costs, as has been the case with dams elsewhere in the world and even with the Kpong and Akosombo Dams in Ghana.
This period saw the construction of the Akosombo Dam and the Kpong Hydroelectric Plant.
Finance and execution for key projects such as Atuabo Gas Processing Project, Bui Dam and Kpong Water Supply Expansion Project have come from the Asian economic giant.
Hydro has the biggest component in production from three dams - Akosombo (1,020MW), Kpong (160MW) and Bui (400MW).
Some of the major energy projects include the Bagre Dam project in Burkina Faso, the recipient of a $13.5 million loan in 1989; Song Loulou Hydro in Cameroon, that was loaned $15.3 million in 1977 and $7.5 million in 1985; and Ghana, where the Kpong Hydro Dam received loans in 1977 and 1981 totalling more than $44 million.
In the last 4-5 decades in Ghana, many reservoirs such as the Weija, Barekese, Kpong, vea and Tono have been formed by damming Rivers Densu, Owabi, volta, White volta and Tono, respectively.