Accra to be lit again as government begins installation of over 14,000 streetlights

Accra to be lit again as government begins installation of over 14,000 streetlights

- Some selected areas in Accra would soon be lit by streetlights by the government

- 14,287 energy-efficient streetlight would be installed and replaced at specified locations in Accra

- In addition, the ceremonial streets on the Independence Avenue, the Independence Square, Mallam-Kasoa highway, will also be covered

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Some parts of the greater Accra Region have been in the dark for quite a long time as most of its streets are poorly lit.

The Ministry of Energy has announced the commencement of the installation and replacement of some streetlights in Accra.

The Millennium Development Authority (MIDA)-funded project will see 14,287 energy-efficient streetlight being installed and replaced.

Accra to be lit again as energy minister begins installing over 14,000 streetlights

Accra to be lit again as Energy Ministery begins installing over 14,000 streetlights Source: globalledoled.com
Source: UGC

In a report filed by CitiNewsroom, the project is expected to help improve visibility at night in Ghana’s capital.

Accra to be lit again as energy minister begins installing over 14,000 streetlights

Accra to be lit again as Energy Ministery begins installing over 14,000 streetlights Source: Citinewsroom
Source: UGC

Accra to be lit again as energy minister begins installing over 14,000 streetlights

Accra to be lit again as Energy Ministery begins installing over 14,000 streetlights Source: Citinewsroom
Source: UGC

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At a meeting convened by the National Road Safety Authority on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, the ministry announced this project.

Accra to be lit again as energy minister begins installing over 14,000 streetlights

Accra to be lit again as energy minister begins installing over 14,000 streetlights Source: Citinewsroom
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Aside adherence to road traffic regulations, street lighting is an important part of assuring road safety in Ghana.

In addition, the ceremonial streets on the Independence Avenue, the Independence Square, Mallam-Kasoa highway, will also be covered.

An earlier report carried by YEN.com.gh indicated that the Ministry of Energy would embark on a street lighting project to ensure that Accra, Ghana’s capital, is properly lit, especially in the evening.

The move, YEN.com.gh understood was intended to help replace streetlights on major roads in the capital with smart and intelligent ones run by technology.

The deputy director in charge of power distribution, Sulemana Abubakari, noted that the lack of proper maintenance culture was the reason behind faulty lights along Accra’s streets.

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In his opinion, the task of maintaining the street lights are not entirely the responsibility of the ministry, but a collective one for all Ghanaians.

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In other news, government has disclosed that the ban on the importation of salvaged vehicles has been suspended.

The law, which was expected to take effect on November 1, 2020, is no longer operational.

Speaking on 3FM, the co-chair of the Abossey Okai Spare Parts Dealers Association, Clement Boateng, confirmed that government has suspended the law on the ban of importation of salvaged vehicles.

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