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01.03.2006 Regional News

Community requests connection to national grid


Asonkwaa (B/A) Feb. 28, GNA - Mr. Appiah Issah, Assembly Member for Asonkwaa in Nkoranza district has appealed to the District Assembly to assist in connecting the community to the national electricity grid under its phase three programme of the Self-Help Electrification Project (SHEP).

Mr. Issah told Ghana News Agency at Asonkwaa that the people were organizing themselves for the power project and each citizen would pay a

special levy towards the project. He said the men were contributing 50,000 cedis each and women 30,000 cedis each and would organise a special fund-raising harvest to generate additional resources in support of the levies. The Assembly Member said the project would cost the community more than 100 million cedis as they would require about 60 low-tension poles.

Mr. Issah complained that the people were faced with water problems as they relied on a stream as their source of drinking water and expressed the fear that there could be an outbreak of epidemics among the people.

He disclosed that the Adventist Development Relief Agency had planned to construct a borehole for the community to alleviate them from their problem and called on the District Assembly to offer the necessary support to enable the Agency to successfully execute the project. The Assembly Member urged the department of feeder roads to rehabilitate the four-kilometre feeder road from Asonkwaa to Beposo to facilitate the transportation of the people and their farm produce.