Fifty-five communities in the Agona East Constituency are expected to be connected to the national grid, before the end of 2020, under the Government Panned Rural Electrification project.
The national electrification project is aimed at ensuring every rural community was linked to the national grid, to boost socio-economic activities.
Professor Kwesi Yankah, the Minister of State in Charge of Tertiary Education, said these when he toured parts of the constituency at the weekend.
The minister, who is also the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Agona East, had discussions with the constituents about their welfare.
He was accompanied by Mr Sam Essandoh and Mr Ato Ntsiful, the NPP Constituency Chairman, and Secretary respectively, and other party supporters.
Prof. Yankah said contractors were already on site working on the project and expressed the hope that the beneficiary communities would enjoy power before close of 2020.
The communities expected to benefit, include Agona Fahia, Kwesi Kum, Duabone, Mansofo, Agona Nkran, Domoki, Tawura and Dauda Akyanfo.
Prof. Yankah said the government would bring more development to Agona East District.
He mentioned education, water and roads as some of the priority areas for government to tackle this year.
Prof. Yankah asked the people to make a better choice in the upcoming general election, by voting for the NPP, cautioning that any attempt to change the government would mean truncating ongoing developmental policies and programmes. – GNA