Six communities in the Savelugu Municipality in the Northern Region have been connected to the National Grid to help boost their economic lives and activities.
The beneficiary communities are Sana, Safam, Zaazi-Kukuo, Wawani, and Teacher all in the Savulugu Municipality.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Savelugu, Hajjia Ayishetu Seidu, in a speech to inaugurate the electricity supply to the various communities on Friday said the move formed part of the government’s commitment to improve the livelihoods of people in the area.
She also said the remaining communities without electricity in the Municipality would soon be connected to the National Grid to boost their economic and social lives.
“Today marks an important landmark in the lives of the chiefs and people of the six communities. While celebrating the attainment of this lifetime desire it is proper and morally right to acknowledge the efforts and commitment made by the government that has ultimately resulted in our presence here,” she said.
The MCE noted that the government, through the Ministry of Energy was on course to connect more communities in the area to the National Grid.
She urged the people in the Municipality to have confidence in the government as they were poised to develop the area.
Hajjia Seidu also urged them to be responsible for using the electricity by paying their light bills and desist from illegal connections, stressing “we need to pay our light bills regularly to enable the Northern Electricity Distribution (NEDCO) to serve you better.”
The MCE also appealed to the Ministry of Energy to install a transformer at the completed One-Village One-Dam in the Municipality
to enable it to start operation.
“The project has long been completed but because of lack of power, it is lying idle,” Hajia Ayishetu started.
Some of the Community residents who spoke to the Ghanaian Times expressed gratitude to the government for the move and promised to use the electricity to better their lives.
They also assured of paying their electricity bills regularly to avoid being disconnected by the VRA/NEDCo.
FROM TIMES REPORTER, TAMALE