The Deputy Minister of Energy Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam has assured that, government will connect many more communities in the Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions to the National Grid as part of its development agenda.
According to him, the three regions in the Northern part of Ghana deserve a fair share of the national development and the Akufo Addo led government will not relent in ensuring that, that happens under its tenure.
Dr. Amin Adam gave the assurance at Zorkor-Gambrongo in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region, during the commissioning of a completed rural electrification project in that community.
Addressing the community members who were present in their numbers during the commissioning, the Deputy Energy Minister, stated that 457 communities in the Upper East Region are to benefit from the Rural electrification project and out of the 457 communities in the region, 47 communities in Bongo will be benefiting.
“We will make sure that, everything that has to come to the Northern part of Ghana, especially from the Ministry of Energy really comes, to enhance the development of the area and the people. As I speak to you, 457 communities are to get connected to electricity from the Upper East Region alone and out of these communities, 47 communities will be coming from the Bongo District, of which 9 community projects have been completed and ready to be commissioned.”
The nine communities waiting commissioning include Kunkua Doone, Gowrie Tingre, Gowrie Nayine, Gowrie Dabotin, Azenko Doone, Ayakariken, Adingo Doone and Aviire Doone.
Bongo District Chief Executive, Peter Ayinbisa who was part of the commissioning expressed satisfaction with the cooperation exhibited by the Energy Ministry.
According to the Bongo DCE, the commissioning at Zorkor-Gambrongo was the first witnessed by the community and therefore has opened a new page in their development as a community and people.
He was hopeful that the electricity will play a vital role in improving the living standards in the community and prompt the commencement of small and medium scale businesses.
“I am happy because, this is the first of its kind that am joining a community like Gambrongo to witness a commissioning of electricity in the community. I said that governance is about continuity, no one government can do it all, one government starts and another will come and continue. This government has come to continue where the other government left. The government led by Nana Akufo Addo has decided to continue with this project and that is why am most grateful to the Deputy Minister for Energy for coming to officially commission the Project for the people of this area.” The Bongo DCE explained.
However, community members who spoke with A1-Radio
News/a1radioonline.com were full of satisfaction and excitements, especially for those who facilitated the process of connecting them unto the National Grid.
Source: a1radioonline.com/ Ngamegbulam Chidozie Stephen/Ghana