- 25 rural communities in the Eastern region has been connected to the national grid
- The project cost $2.3 million and is expected to benefit more than 2000 people
The deputy minister of energy in charge of power, William Owuraku Aidoo, has commissioned a $2.3 million electrification project at the New Abirem constituency in the Eastern region.
YEN.com.gh understands that the project has connected 25 rural communities across the constituency to electricity.
Per a report by Myjoyonline.com, the project is expected to benefit over 2,000 inhabitants of the area.
The communities to benefit from the project include Koti Ye Aboa, Hyoa Ye Mmobo, Etwe NimNyansa, Teimuni, Abohema, Dodoworaso, Bramkrom, Addokrom, Amanfokrom and Domeabra.
The rest are Bepotuntum, Asuabena, Botwekrom, Asarekrom, Papa Doku, Atta Yaw, Dagadu, Alhaji, Yaw Agyemang, Agya Thomas, Osei Yaw, Oseikrom, AbenaTewia and Yaw Broni.
In an address to the chiefs and people at separate durbars at Koti Ye Aboa and Abohema, the deputy energy minister advised the people to take advantage of the opportunity government had offered them to create jobs and employment opportunities for the youth.
He added that the connection of the communities to the national grid would pave way for many development projects to be established for the people and government was committed to ensuring universal access to electricity in the country.
He urged the people to pay their bills promptly so that more revenue could be generated to extend power to other communities in the country.
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