Limo community connected to national grid
Limo, a farming community in the Gushegu Municipality on Tuesday got connected to the national grid.
The community with over 100 houses have been living without electricity for decades now in spite of their continues appeal to government’s to provide them with electricity but to no avail l.
Residents were full of smiles on Tuesday when when the Gushegu Municipal Chief Executive led contractors to switch on the lights.
Residents, especially women who couldn’t hide their excitement described it as a relief and commended government for listening to their incessant appeal for electricity.
According to the women, Limo community has been denied of their share of national cake and was grateful to the NPP government for providing them electricity.
Speaking to Zaa news after the commissioning electricity in the community, the women applauded the Gushegu Municipal Assembly for not reneging on their responsibilities.
Hitherto, women at Limo used to travels long distance to communities to grinding their cerrials.
The women have said they will soon buy fredgees to start business.
‘We traveled to either Zindindo or Tampion to grind our cerrials’ Mrs Shafawu Abdul Majeed narrated their experience.
Limo is among about 9 communities expected to be connected to the national grid before December 2020.
Municipal Chief Executive for Gushegu, Mr Issah Musah told Zaa News the government under president Nana Addo is committed in ensuring that rural communities are connected to the national grid.
Mr Musah said the commissioning of Limo lights marks the beginning of more good things to come to improve social – economic well-being.
He advised communities members yet to connected to exercise patients while the assembly takes steps to address their challenges.
Myself and the member of Parliament for Gushegu, Dr Ziblim Iddi have been crucified for not listening to the appeals and calls because this lights but we took all criticisms in good faith’, Mr Musah stated.
” We have been chastised in almost all radio stations in Tamale by our people for our inability to provide them lights”, Mr Musah recounted.
The MCE emphasized the need for community members to exercise patients in their demands for their share of national cake.
The Chief of Limo, Limo Lana Iddrisu Seidu urged the people not to misused the lights.
The Limo Naa Iddrisu Seidu thanked the Gushegu Municipal Assembly for listening to his community appeal.