The Five farming communities in the Amansie South District of the Ashanti region threaten ‘No light, No votes’ holding placards to sum up their demands,The communities are Adagya,
Dwumako threatening to boycott this year’s December 7 general elections if government fails to provide them with electricity, According to them, They said various governments have lied to them for the past years as far as connecting them to the national grid is concerned, hence will not entertain anymore lies from politicians, especially as election approaches.
Residents of this communities have consequently staged a demonstration to push the government to listen to them and provide electricity in the area. According to them, they cannot bear the high cost of kerosene or fuel to power their generator sets to enable them to get electricity for their business.
They said they have been voting for the NPP since 1992 yet there is nothing in the community that they can boast of as being from the NPP Government.
All their roads network is indeplorable states.
they stated that they don’t have access to telecommunicationservice to make a call which is a big challenged to them.
There is no health center in the community.
Their Children’s walked (6) kilometers distance to attend JHS which is a big challenged to them.
Speaking to media in a news conference,the chief of Manso Adagya Nana Kwabena Sarbin ll, said authorities have taken their communities for granted for far too long, as they have over the years not been given a fair share of the national cake in various projects by the government. “We demand for our fair share of the rural electrification project from government” he said, adding if nothing was than about their request urgently, they will advise themselves come December 7.
“He said the five communities have population of about 15,000 and a voter population of 10,000 yet it is a deprived and neglected community in the region. In view of this, we wish to bring to the attention of HE President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo that we need our share of the national cake,”
Nana kwabena sarbin ll said Some of the residents in the above communities explained the lack of electricity is affecting pupils in various basic schools in the area because they are unable to learn or revise their notes in the night.
The situation, has resulted in poor academic performance in the area.
According to them they have suffered for a very long time due to the electricity. He said provision of electricity in the area would help the women in the community who are into cold store bussiness to expand their businesses and generate income to pay school fees of their children.
By:Simon opoku Afriyie otec fm & Frank Adusei kessben media