Akosombo dam

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  • Presentation by mahnoor, manahal, sidra.
  • Akosombo dam

    1. 1. Akosombo DamA big dam to help Ghana
    2. 2. IntroductionThe Akosombo is a hydroelectric dam on the volta river in southeasternGhana in the Akosombo gorge and part of the Volta River Authority.The primary purpose of Akosombo dam was to provide electrcity for the aluminium industry. The dam was called the largest single investment in the economic development plans of ghana. Its original electrical output was 912 MW in a retrofit project that was completed in 2006
    3. 3. HistoryThe dam was conceived in 1915 by geologist Albert Ernest Kitson, but no plans were drawn until 1940s. The develpoment of Volta river basin was proposed in 1949 but because but there was not sufficient funds, the American company Votla Almunium Company (Valco) loaned money to Ghana so that the dam could be constructed. Kwame Nkrumah adopted the Volta River hydropower project.

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