More than 60 communities in North Tongu to get electricity

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More than sixty (60) communities in the North Tongu district of the Volta Region are being connected to the national electricity grid under the government’s rural electrification project. Some of the beneficiary communities are along the Volta Lake.

District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area, Richard Collins Arku disclosed this in an interview with our news team during a visit to some of the beneficiary communities to assess the extent of work being executed under the rural electrification expansion project.

Some of the beneficiary communities include Gbagbawuinu, Azagunorkope, Klamadaboe, Gbotorkope and Kesegakope.

This is the first time residents of these typical rural communities would experience power supply in their lives since the Akosombo Dam became operational in the 1960s.

The situation has negatively affected the economic livelihoods of most of the residents of these communities along the Volta Lake for several decades, with some of them relocating to other areas in order to earn a living.

Currently, the planting of both high and low-tension poles alongside the fixing of the appropriate cables are almost completed in the various communities. All the materials and equipment including step-down transformers have been supplied for the execution of the project.

Most residents in the various beneficiary communities are also undertaking a complete wiring of their rooms and businesses with fixing of metre boards in readiness for the supply of free metres under the package.

A number of residents our newsteam spoke to, were extremely happy that electricity would hit their homes for the first time in their lives. According to them, apart from using the power to improve their lot economically, the commodity would also attract a lot more investment into the local economy of the area in particular and the North Tongu district in general.

DCE for the area, Richard Collins Arku told our newsteam that streetlights would be provided in such communities in order to improve general security in the district as a whole.

Source: Koenzagh.com | Michael Kwadzo Ahiaku

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