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W’ll light every village in the North – Energy Ministry Chief Director

The Chief Director of the Ministry of Energy Mr Chris Anaglo has appealed communities in the Northern region to form local task force to monitor how their  street lights are being used.

According to the director, it is the objective of ministry to light every village and hemelet  in the Northern region before 2020 and communities must own the lights by ensuring proper usage.’

My appeal to you is that when we connect you up and put up street lights, it becomes your property. Your duty is to maintain and ensure that they work. If there is any problem contact your DCE, he will relay the information to the ministry for appropriate action’Mr Anaglo pleaded.

The major challenge confronting energy ministry Mr Anaglo said was street lights left on day time instead of it being switched off.
The practice he noted   contributes significantly to the wastage of electricity in the country.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony of Kunang light project, the chief director told the people that the ministry is committed in lighting rural communities and it  behooves on  them  to ensure judicious use of the lights.

The ministry Mr Anaglo said is rolling out a program on the automatic switchs to prevent electricity wastage.
He disclosed that  156 communities are to be connected to national grid under one of the ministry’s program.
Out of the number, 20 are from the Karaga district and 8 has already completed.

The  beneficiary communities includes, Gogu, Kunang, Nambrugu, Kpobo, Gupayili, Shebo and Zogu.

‘So long as am there and Dr Mohammed Amin Adam Anta are there, you will be connected, completed and commission before 2020’ , Mr Anaglo assured.
The ministry he announced is setting up another round of 13 more communities for Karaga in addition to the Self-Help Electrification Program (SHEP).

The Deputy Energy Minister and NPP parliamentary candidate for Karaga Constituency Dr Mohammed Amin Adam Anta underscore importance of electricity to people and assured that the area will get its share of national cake.
Dr Amin Anta expressed the hope that,  the lights will help students and also improve their economic activities.
At Gogu, Dr Amin Anta made clear to the people that he is crediting them with the lights. He reminded that, they own him and the NPP a huge debt of gratitude and that debt can only be paid through votes.
He also the promised community to used part of one million per constituency to construct a school and a mechanises borehole.
He pleaded with people to commensurate his generouciry as son of the area with votes in 2020 elections.
Chiefs in the 8 communities recieved an LED digital TV with satellite disck while community members got free bulbs.

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