Any regular visitor to the Obudu Mountain Resort in Cross River State will tell you that poor power supply is a major challenge to the ranch. Recent development shows that the issue is now being tackled by the government of Cross River through the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Obudu Mountain Resort Honorable Bobby Ekpenyong.
After a jam-packed and hugely successful December season, which saw some overcrowding and maximum utilisation of the facilities at the Ranch, the power and catering issues stood out. All complaints that came out from the Christmas weekend bordered on the issue of light, which also affected the water supply. The other complaint was food and beverage management issues.
According to Ekpenyong, a 60Kw solar energy plant is now ready to power the ranch, along with the many industrial generators already in use, with the aim of providing 24 hours light.