L M KROBO:More communities get electricity
Government continues to extend electricity to deprived communities in the various assemblies through the Rural Electrification Project.
In the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region, Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Isaac Agbo-Tetteh said a number of towns and villages were hooked to the electricity national grid over the last 4 years.
Currently, work is ongoing in additional communities like Oborpah, Djekiti, Wawase, Ayemersu, Nkoranka, Okwenya. This he noted is a testimony of government commitment to extending electricity to many deprived areas, adding that the track record of the government in this regard is unquestionable.
The investment he indicated is geared toward providing conducive business environment for serious economic take off in those areas as away of dealing with poverty among the citizenry since this would provide opportunity for the establishment of small scale industries.
President Mahama at the manifesto launch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Ho announced that government would introduce a new energy policy; “Energy for all programme", to extend electricity to all parts of the country especially communities with over 500 people.
In this regard, government hopes to meet 5000 megawatts of power by 2015, he added.