North East District DCE, Alhassan Abdallah Iddi switching on the lights at Kidengi
Five communities in the North East district of the Savannah Region have been connected to the national grid as part of the first phase of the Rural Electrification Project.
The project extended to cover five (5) communities namely Lantikpa, Kidengi, Tunga, Kanakulai and Kpalayili in the North East district of the region.
The North East District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr. Alhassan Abdallah Iddi, while addressing residents, said the commissioning of the electricity project will improve living standards of residents in the communities.
According to him, the project will create more employment opportunities and also enable children study under improved conditions to enhance their education.
He indicated that it is the intention of President Akufo- Addo to provide 100% coverage under the Rural Electrification Project.
Mr. Iddi disclosed that the Sinohydro Project which was launched in Tamale some months ago would ensure a complete coverage of communities in all municipalities and districts in the northern sector.
‘I assure that all remaining communities without electricity would surely be hooked onto the national grid at the next phase of the project soon’.
He appealed to Chiefs and opinion leaders in the district to continue to support peaceful coexistence among the various ethnic groups in the district.
The Savannah Regional Minister, Mr. Salifu Adam Braimah said that the region is the lowest with regards to electricity connectivity in the country with a percentage of 48.
He advised community members to desist from engaging in bush fires which could destroy the electricity pole and deprive them from getting access to electricity.
Chiefs and people of the beneficiary communities thanked the president and the DCE for connecting them onto the national grid.
They however, appealed to government to fix their roads which is in a very deplorable state cutting them off from the regional capital whenever it rains heavily.
FROM Eric Kombat, Kidengi