District Chief Executive for Central Gonja in the Savannah Region, Hon. Mustapha Mahama on Friday, 10th August, 2019 commissioned electrification project for Tulewe.
Addressing the Chiefs and people of Tulewe at a short ceremony in Tulewe, Hon. Mustapha said the Government through the Ministry of Energy and the Central Gonja District Assembly was committed to achieving universal Electricity coverage in the District and for that matter the entire Country so as to improve the socio economic wellbeing of the people.
He said the government was also committed to getting 83 other communities in the District connected to the national grid so as to improve the economic activities for enhanced living conditions of the people.
He said, “the contractor working on Adape, Agage, Yala, Kpalangasei, Nyantan, Dopopei and Seidupei all in the Tulewe Traditional area has assured me he will resume work after Eid festivities so as to get the said communities connected to the National Grid.” Whiles works on Digma, Zowgu and Bonyagasei are at advanced stages and will be ready for commissioning in a next few weeks.
Hon. Mustapha also opined that Nigeria camp, Adododeke, Jerusalem, congo, Kafulewurepe and BBC which are along the black Volta and hard to reach will be connected to an off grid solar system that will provide them with Electricty.
He however, cautioned residents to use the electricity judiciously and cautiously, saying, “even though electricity is good for the development of communities as well as individual socio economic development, it can also be very dangerous to mankind if not properly handled and for that matter you should always take precautionary measures to avert any misfortune.”
“I urge you to employ the services of professional electricians when you have problems with power in your houses, the unprofessional electricians will cause you more harm than good.”
Mr. Mahama also presented street lamps to the community for installation.
Tulewewura Alhaji R. S Bonyanso I, Paramount Chief of the Tulewe Traditional Area expressed his gratitude to President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo’s Government, “for the tireless efforts in ensuring that they also receive their fair share of the national cake”.
He also thanked Hon. Mustapha Mahama for his personal commitment to ensuring that they get connected.
He said the Tulewe Paramountcy was the last in electricity coverage and that he and his elders can also now tell their colleagues Paramount Chiefs that we now also has electricity.
The Tulewewura who is a retired VRA worker also said with the provision of electricity in the Area, it was now ready for investor who want to invest in the Agriculture sector since the have very fast and arable lands.
The District manager of NEDCO Mr. Agyeiman Kabila advice the people of Tulewe on how to conserve Energy and avoid illegal connections so as to avoid paying higher electricity bills. He also introduce the Cashier and the meter readers to the community.
Story By: Ibrahim Mahafuzu Sappor