The mandate of Bui Power Authority (BPA) which was created by Act 740, 2007 is to plan, execute and manage the Bui Hydroelectric Project. The implementation of the Bui Hydroelectric Project involved the construction of a dam at Bui and the inundation of over 440sq kilometres of land, at full supply level of the reservoir. The associated responsibilities of BPA included ensuring the smooth resettlement of 1,216 affected people whose lands were inundated by the formation of the Bui Reservoir.