He called for the judicious use of energy by the industries as well as domestic customers to safeguard the country's quest to reach a middle-income country 2015.
Mr Amewu made this remark at the official launch of the Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) promotion at Likpe-Mate near Hohoe. The promotion is being undertaken by the Ministry of Energy and the Ghana Energy Foundation in collaboration with the Municipal Assembly.
It is aimed at a uniform lighting system throughout the country to reduce the pressure on the Akosombo Hydro-Electricity Dam and other sources of energy. He said a total of 32,500 energy saving lamps was allocated to the district and communities like Likpe-Kukurantumi, Goviefe, Have, parts of Kpeve and Likpe-Abrani are currently being served with the lamps.
Mr Amewu said energy was the wheel that churns development and government could stand unconcerned while the prospects of the country was derailed by the lack of the commodity. He advised against the wanton destruction of the forest by a few recalcitrant people for economic gains, and that such activities directly affected the environment and rainfall patterns.
Mr Amewu urged them to embrace the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and other government interventions for affordable healthcare delivery and economic empowerment. Mr Emilson Quashie, a community spokesman thanked the government and other stakeholders for their resolve to nib in the bud the recurrent energy crisis.