40 communities sidelined in electricity supply project nationwide

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Following a question on the Rural Electrification Project by the Honourable Member of Parliament for Central Tongu, Mr. Alexander Roosevelt Hottordze, the Honourable Deputy Minister of Energy, Mr. Owuraku Aidoo stated on the floor of Parliament that only two communities in the Central Tongu Constituency have benefited from the ongoing electrification project including Avukope and Mankalakope.

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

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

The Deputy Minister again indicated that there is work ongoing in the Karachi West District but there is delay to complete due to shortage of some critical materials such as conductors and pole top accessories.

He further added that the Ministry has sent High Voltage (HV) and Low Voltage (LV) poles to some of the project sites and are awaiting stringing.

In his concluding statement, he reiterated that 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 China’s International Water and Electric Cooperation (CWE).

Source: GhanaJustice/S.Ayisi