Two communities in the Savelugu municipality have been connected to the national grid as part of the rural electrification project in the country. The beneficiary communities are Yemo and Tumahi. The two communities have been without electricity for several years after promises made by successive governments.
Speaking at the commissioning of the project, the MP for Savelugu constituency Alhaji Mohammed Abdul Somed Gunu appealed to the people of Savelugu to retain him for more development.
According to him, the extension of electricity to the communities is one of the good things that has happened in the Akuffo Addo’s government to the people in these communities. He however promised to construct a health center as well as roads in the various communities linking the Savelugu Township if given the nod again.
The NPP government the MP indicates is a listening government and is ready to address the country’s numerous problems, and should be given four more years to execute developmental projects earmarked.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area, Hajia Ayishetu Seidu who was part of the team also appealed to community members especially women to rally behind the NPP for victory come December 2020.
The community members who were excited seeing light for the first time in their communities commended the NPP government for a promise fulfilled and promised to give the party a second chance.
The communities were also given energy saving bulbs.
The MP also handed over a six sitter toilet facility to the people of Kugafong in the Savelugu municipality. The facility which is constructed with part of the MP’s common fund will help fight open defecation in the area. The construction comes at the back of complaints presented to the MP by community members about the deplorable state of the only toilet facility serving the community.
Ghana has about 85.7 percent of its population without decent toilets, and this equals about 23 million people according to UNICEF District League Table report in 2017.
The government is aware of the problem, and has indicated that, it intends to construct toilet facilities in various homes across the country as an effective measure of addressing open defecation.
Presenting the facility, the MP implored the residents to take good care of the facility to serve a long lasting purpose.
The community members also applauded the MCE for responding to their plea and promised to make good use of the facility. They assured him of retaining the NPP in power for more development.