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Volta River project.

Volta River Project Preparatory Commission.

Volta River project.

by Volta River Project Preparatory Commission.

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Published by Published for the Governments of the United Kingdom and of the Gold Coast by H. M. Stationery Off. in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Volta River (Ghana),
  • Ghana,
  • Volta River.,
  • Ghana.
    • Subjects:
    • Hydroelectric power plants -- Ghana -- Volta River.,
    • Aluminum industry and trade -- Ghana.,
    • Volta River (Ghana)

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies.

      ContributionsSir William Halcrow & Partners.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD1599.V6 V6
      The Physical Object
      Pagination3 v.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6211994M
      LC Control Number56044052
      OCLC/WorldCa5921782

      Abstract In this essay Viviana d’Auria and Bruno De Meulder present a critical reading of the Volta River Project, a large-scale infrastructure project that is emblematic of the unique historical juncture in which various African countries made the transition from colony to independent nation. They show how such a project, as an icon of modernization and a representation of Ghana’s Cited by: 1. 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.

      VOLTA RIVER PROJECT A Study in American Foreign Policy Towards Neutralist Africa By Kurt X. Metzmeier B.A., University of Louisville, • A Thesis Approved on Ap (DATE) By the following Reading Committee: Thesis Director. SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT; The Volta River Project, African Affairs, Vol Issue , 1 October , Pages –,

      Buy The Volta River Project: A Case Study in Politics and Technology by David Hart, B.A online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop now. The Bui Dam is a megawatt hydroelectric project built on the Black Volta river at the Bui Gorge, at the southern end of Bui National Park. The Bui hydro-electric dam had first been envisaged in and remained on the drawing board since the s, when Ghana’s largest dam, the Akosombo Dam, was built further downstream on the Volta River.


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Volta River project by Volta River Project Preparatory Commission. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Volta River Project by David Hart (Author)Author: David Hart. 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 political independence would.

Moxon's account of the planning and construction of the Volta River Project has not aged particularly well. He writes with a chummy British colonial style that some will find annoying, and recounts events from a "just-so" perspective (not uncommon in historical literature) that provides little context for just why events unfolded as they by: Author: Volta River Project Preparatory Commission.; Sir William Halcrow & Partners.

Publisher: London, Published for the Volta River project. book of the United Kingdom and of. 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. 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.

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. 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£ = $ 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. The Reservoir. Lake Volta is a reservoir impounded by the Akosombo Dam on the lower Volta River in southern Ghana.

It is one of the largest reservoirs in the world. It extends from the Akosombo Dam in southeastern Ghana to the town of Yapei in the Central Gonja District, Northern Region of Ghana, some kilometres ( mi) to the north.

The dam's power plant generates electricity for the Country: Ghana, Burkina Faso. The Volta River Project: Engineering report, by Sir William Halcrow & Partners Volta River Project Preparatory Commission Governments of the United Kingdom and of the Gold Coast, - Aluminum industry and trade.

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.

Ghana - Volta River Hydroelectric Project (English) Abstract. 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. The project consists of a dam and power plant at Akosombo, 50 miles above the mouth of the Volta River; a.

The Volta River Project formed part of Kwame Nkrumah’s vision for Ghana’s modernisation and industrialisation in the wake of political independence. Three associated worker housing schemes demonstrated somewhat contradictory design and construction methods, from high specification, extensive amenities, and comprehensive servicing, through Author: Iain Jackson, Ola Uduku, Irene Appeaning Addo, Rexford Assasie Opong.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: vi, pages: illustrations ; 23 cm: Responsibility: by David Hart, for the University Press. 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 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 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: 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.

Akosombo Dam, rock-fill dam on the Volta River, near Akosombo, Ghana, completed in as part of the Volta River construction was jointly financed by the government of Ghana, the World Bank, the United States, and the United dam rises feet ( m) above ground level and has a crest 2, feet ( m) wide and a volume of 10, cubic yards (7, cubic m).Completed:.

the Volta River Project,Ghana, inthe midsto early Volta River Project formed part of Kwame Nkrumah’s vision for Ghana’s mod- ernisation and industrialisation in Author: Iain Jackson, Ola Uduku, Irene Appeaning Addo, Rexford Assasie Opong.The Volta River Project is a concrete symbol of the type of international cooperation which can, to quote my friend Edgar Kaiser, help to "forge world peace." It is perhaps the greatest tragedy of today's world that billions of dollars, rubles, and pounds should be spent every year on military armaments and on wars.

If the money wasted on wars.The Volta River Project is an example of a planned undertaking by both public and private investors. On the one hand, the Ghana Government viewed the scheme as a means of diversifying the country's economy in order to reduce Ghana's dependence on one export commodity- cocoa, which is subject to wide price fluctuations; on the other hand, the Cited by: