May 24, 2018

Only two communities in the Central Tongu Constituency have benefited from the ongoing electrification project including Avukope and Mankalakope.

Some communities in the Volta, Western, Ashanti, Eastern and Brong Ahafo Regions are benefiting from phase 1 of the rural electrification project being undertaken by Chain’s International Water and Electric Cooperation (CWE).

Member of Parliament for Central Tongu, Alexander Roosevelt Hottordze wanted to know from the Deputy Minister of Energy Owuraku Aidoo when the remaining communities would be connected to the national electricity grid.

According to the Deputy Minister for Energy, Owuraku Aidoo installations of electricity to the remaining communities have been scheduled for completion by the end of 2018, only for the selected communities under the initial plan.

He however added that the remaining 40 communities do not form party of the ongoing project currently being executed and would be considered in future projects.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/