Electricity to be extended to over 447 communities

October 10, 2017
Source: thebftonline.com l Ghana
 Electricity to be extended to over 447 communities

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says government is determined extended electricity to over 447 communities in the Upper West, Upper East and Northern Region.

“On the extension of electricity, the fact that the Upper West, Upper East and Northern Regions have the least coverage of electricity in Ghana. “My government is determined to rectify that.

Between this year and next year, 447 communities are going to have electricity extended to them in the Northern Region, and this includes communities in East Mamprusi,” he said. 

The President Akufo-Addo, making a statement at the commencement of three-day tour of the Northern Region revealed that it has secured funding to the tune of US$45.7 million for the rehabilitation and expansion of several water supply systems across the country, as a means of realising government’s agenda of “Water for All”.

“We are spending US$1.2 million, i.e. GH¢5 million, for the rehabilitation of the water system of Nalerigu, US$1.1 million for rehabilitation of the water system for Gambaga, and  US$1.3 for the rehabilitation of the water system at Walewale. All of these works will begin before the end of this year.”