More than a hundred streetlights have been stolen within Navrongo, the capital of the Kassena Nankana Municipality. The streetlights, stolen in batches, had been installed within the Navrongo township to help improve the visibility and security situation in the area.
While some of the streetlights were stolen brazenly during the day, others were stolen at night. The situation has thus affected the visibility within the community.
Joseph Adongo, the MCE for the Kassena Nankana Municipal Assembly (KNM) speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show said the unfortunate situation is a drain on the assembly’s inadequate funds.
“People are removing the streetlights. You cannot tell what they use it for. Sometimes people are so confident they come during the day and start climbing. The assumption [by the residents] is that, these people are from the Assembly or that they are the ones working on the street lighting system”.
“I am saying this because, the MP [Sampson Tangombu Chiragia] did some [fixed some streetlights]. When I came, I also did some. Also, when it was getting to Christmas, the government provided some for us to lighten up the place. They were removed. After we came back from Christmas, we redid them, and they were removed again. Those who are from Navrongo will tell you,” he said.
Mr Adongo continued to say that “those that have been removed are more than 100. Unfortunately, we have not been able to arrest anyone”.
The MCE called for vigilance on the part of the citizenry to prevent such unfortunate acts from happening again.
Meanwhile, Mr Adongo has said the KNM Assembly has dealt decisively with the incidence of motorbike thefts within the central business district of the Municipality; Navrongo.
The decisive move has led to a complete reduction in motorbike thefts in the area.
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