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Economics of Volta River project

Kwamina Barnes

Economics of Volta River project

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Published by University Bookshop in Legon, Ghana .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ghana,
  • Volta River Valley.
    • Subjects:
    • Water resources development -- Ghana -- Volta River Valley.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 65.

      Statementby Kwamina Barnes.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD1699.G52 V653 1966
      The Physical Object
      Pagination65 p. :
      Number of Pages65
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4483487M
      LC Control Number79312175

        This project will construct a new cable-stayed bridge, which will be, at approximately meters in length, one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in West Africa. It will be constructed over the Volta River on the East Corridor which connects the Port of Tema, the largest commercial port in Ghana, and the Burkina Faso border.   The Akosombo dam and the Story of the Volta Lake Mac Sarbah as they relate to Ghana’s Volta River Project (VRP). map of Ghana which has the Volta lake as a landmark of economic. Made by damming in the Volta River, _____ is a reliable and steady source of fresh water and electricity. Lake Volta The most important river in the region is the _______ River. The Kpong hydro-electric project, which represents the third stage in the development of the Volta River, commonly known as the Volta River Project, is the third largest dam in Ghana, with a total.

      The project, which was executed by the Government of Ghana (GoG), through the Volta River Authority (VRA), established in by an Act of Parliament, the Volta River Authority Act, , remains a reliable and the cheapest source of power supply to Ghana since its completion in by Ghana’s first President, the Osagyefo Dr. Kwame.


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Economics of Volta River project by Kwamina Barnes Download PDF EPUB FB2

Volta River Project by David Hart (Author)Author: David Hart. Economics of Volta River project. Legon, Ghana: University Bookshop, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Kwamina Barnes.

This book on the Volta River Project breaks with the mould and tackles the long term environmental and socio-economic impacts of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams, and livelihood responses of two neglected groups- downstream and lakeside : $ In his book, Africa Must Unite, published inKwame Nkrumah himself explained the rationale behind the Volta River Project, and why he wanted it so much.

here is an excerpt: “Foremost of all, would be economic independence, without which our. The World Bank carried out an analysis of the Volta River Project. The World Bank study is the source of the statistics below. The figures are in thousands of Ghanian pounds (G£), which at the time had an exchange rate of 1 G£ = $ Ghana - Volta River Hydroelectric Project (English) The Volta River Hydroelectric Project for Ghana will assist in financing a loan to cover a part of the foreign exchange cost of the project.

Built inthe Volta River Dam was a joint project between Ghana and Valco, a multinational aluminum company that was to be the largest consumer of the dam's electricity.

Volta River Bridge. According to the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Attah, the project consists of a m long and m wide cable stayed bridge on concrete pier and abutments. It will have three spans, two outer spans of 96m and a middle span of : Teresia Njoroge.

Consequences of Ghana's Volta River Project. Examining Committee: Chairperson: ~obert)~. Anderson Senior Supervisor Gail M. Martin Geoffrey Hainsworth External Examiner Professor Department of Economics Universi'ty of British Columbia Date Approved: October 1, Volta River Project - This Project is found on River Volta in the Southern part of Ghana.

- The river fl ows through an area that experiences seasonal rainfall. It was developed in order to store rainwater for use during the dry season.

- The project involved the construction of a dam at Akosombo. A Programme of the Governments of the Volta River Countries, with the assistance of the December Global Environment Facility-United Nations Environment Programme Project Development Facility (PDF-B) i Table of Contents BIOGEOPHYSICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC SETTING OF THE VOLTA RIVER.

The entire Volta River Project is, then, well under way and must initiate tremendous strides in the economic and social development of the country.

University of Ghana T. Hilton REFERENCES 1 Sir William Halcrow and Partners, Engineering Report to the Preparatory Commission, H.M.S.O., the Volta River Project as the first step to propelling Ghana’s industry and then raising the country’s status as an economic power.

76 Only then would the social reconstruction of Ghana. This paper investigates the housing schemes proposed in connection with the Volta River Project, Ghana, in the mids to early s.

The Volta River Project formed part of Kwame Nkrumah’s vision for Ghana’s modernisation and industrialisation in the wake of political : Iain Jackson, Ola Uduku, Irene Appeaning Addo, Rexford Assasie Opong.

The Volta River project Published for the Governments of the United Kingdom and of the Gold Coast by H.M.S. O London Australian/Harvard Citation. Volta River Project Preparatory Commission. & Sir William Halcrow & Partners.

The Volta River project Published for the Governments of the United Kingdom and of the Gold Coast by H.M.S. Volta River, chief river system of Ghana, formed from the confluence of the Black Volta and White Volta (qq.v.) Volta flows generally southward through Ghana, discharging into the Gulf of major tributaries are the Afram and the Oti (Pandjari).

The river system has a length of 1, miles (1, km), a drainage basin ofsquare miles (, square km), and an.The Volta River project: a case study in politics and technology / by David Hart, for the University Press, Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press Edinburgh Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.

implementation of the Volta River Project the cornerstone of his vision for the development and prosperity of the newly independent nation. This gave a fresh impetus to the Volta River Project which got under way in46 years after the potential of the gorge was first Size: KB.

SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT Thayer Watkins. The Volta River Dam Project in Ghana. Table 7: Population in the Volta River basin Table 8: Population statistics in riparian countries () Table 9: Education and literacy in the Volta Basin countries Table Agricultural labour force in the riparian countries of the Volta River Basin Table Structure of Economic Output at the National LevelFile Size: 4MB.

The thesis, The Volta River Project, is a study of the proposed Volta River power and aluminum project in Ghana with special reference to the problem of central economic planning in underdeveloped areas. The issue of central planning arises from the attempts of public or quasi-public agencies to allocate factors of production without recourse Cited by: Volta River 3.

Climate Change Uncertainties and the Prospects of Hydropower in West Africa 4. Economics of Hydropower in West Africa Cost of Hydropower Project 5. Economic Benefits of Hydroelectric Power Generation Over Other RE Sources The Base Load Power Case 6. Factors Affecting Private Sector Investment by: 1.

For Sub-Saharan Africa’s first independent country, such components would be combined under the aegis of the Volta River Project (VRP), which foresaw the radical restructuring of the territory accompanying the creation of the world’s largest man-made : Viviana d’Auria, Bruno De Meulder.

The Akosombo Hydroelectric Plant is one of the first international hydroelectric projects of Salini Impregilo’s history. It rises on the Volta River in the s. The Akosombo Dam, also known as the Volta Dam, is a hydroelectric dam on the Volta River in southeastern Ghana in the Akosombo gorge and part of the Volta River construction of the dam flooded part of the Volta River Basin, and led to the subsequent creation of Lake flooding that created the Lake Volta reservoir displaced many people and had a significant impact on the Location: Akosombo, Ghana.

The Volta River is one of the main sources of sediment supply to the Gulf of Guinea but its activities have been interfered with by anthropogenic activities.

The river’s discharge varied between m 3 /s in the dry season and over m 3 /s in the wet season before the Akosombo Dam was completed in (Anthony et al. ).Author: Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, Kwasi Appeaning Addo, Cynthia Addoquaye Tagoe, Benjamin Kofi Nyarko, Franci.

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River Volta is Ghana’s most treasured drainage system formed from the confluence of three main head-streams, the White Volta, the Blue Volta and the Red Volta Rivers.

River Volta discharges its waters into the Gulf of Guinea. Along its 1, kilometre journey to its mouth, it collects waters from tributaries like River Oti and River Afram. The Volta River project: a case study in politics and technology.

[David Hart] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search Water resources development -- Ghana -- Volta River Valley.

Ghana -- Economic conditions -- Economic development projects -- Case studies. While the Akosombo Hydroelectric Dam Project was sold as “the largest single investment in the economic plans of Ghana,” the flooding of the Volta River Basin forced the relocation of 80, The commodification of the Volta River in order to modernize Ghana illustrates the Ellulian dilemma of the autonomy of technique.

Displacing a commons way of life, the Volta River Project has imposed an energy commodity regime and a technocratic management scheme to rule the basin, which now includes modern aluminum by: 8.

The Akosombo Dam, also known as the Akosombo Hydroelectric Project, is a hydroelectric dam on the Volta River in southeastern Ghana in the Akosombo gorge and part of the Volta River Authority.

Originally designed in the s to serve the British metropole, the Volta River Project was reshaped by the country’s founding leader Kwame Nkrumah in. reached after considering the technical, financial and economic soundness of the Project and the adequacy of the organizational arrangerments for its con-struction and operation, were presented in a report titled "Preliminary Appraisal of the Volta River Hydroelectric Project" (TO a, J ).File Size: 2MB.

- Exactly 54 years ago on JanuGhana's first president, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah inaugurated the Akosombo Dam across the Volta River. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

My libraryMissing: Volta River. Stephanie Decker, "Corporate political activity in less developed countries: The Volta River Project in Ghana, ," Business History, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 53(7), pagesDecember. Cited by: Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong & Jedrzej George Frynas, The World Bank carried out an analysis of the Volta River Project.

The World Bank study is the source of the statistics below. The figures are in thousands of Ghanian pounds (G£), which at the time had an exchange rate of 1 G£ = $ Initially Nkrumah intended to develop the sources of bauxite.

The Economic and Product Market Databook for Accra, Ghana. Long Term Responses of Downstream and Lakeside Communities of Ghana's Volta River Project (African Social Studies Series. Although Lake Volta itself lies entirely in Ghana, the Volta River system is shared by six West African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo.

The main aim of constructing the dam was to produce electricity, but the reservoir’s fisheries were soon recognized to be of significant socio-economic importance to Size: 1MB. Abstract. The behavior economics approach (Schönpflug,) has been developed as an extension and partial reformulation of earlier cognitive stress theories (Appley, ; French & Kahn, ; Kahn, Wolfe, Quinn, Snoek, & Rosenthal, ; Lazarus, ; Lazarus & Launier, ; McGrath, ).

Cognitive stress theories deal with problem states as sources of stress, that is, with task Cited by:. As the key component in aluminum production, bauxite has become one of the most important minerals of the last one hundred years.

To some it brought economic and political advantage, but for many others, its development left a legacy of exploitation. Aluminum Ore explores the history of bauxite in the twentieth century and the global forces that this history represents, from its strategic.Kwame Nkrumah adopted the Volta River hydropower project.

[4] The final proposal outlined the building of an aluminum smelter at Tema, a dam constructed at Akosombo to power the smelter, and a network of power lines installed through southern nates: 6°17′59″N 0°3′34″E / .Jump to: Working papers Articles Working papers.

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