Some cables and wires meant for the rural electrification project of the Ayermasu community in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region have been abandoned to decay in the bush for two years.
The objective of the Rural Electrification Project is to grant access to electricity to rural households and communities located in dispersed off-grid areas.
The Assemblyman for the Ayermasu electoral area, Amoah Emmanuel, lamented that it has been two years since the electricity cables meant for connecting power to schools in Ayermasu and its environs have been left to decay in the bush.
He said he has raised the issue several times at the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly but each time, the local authorities only give empty promises.
Mr Amoah revealed that, six months ago, thieves stole some of the abandoned aluminium cables.
He noted that it took the intervention of some youth in the community hunting for snails at night to raise an alarm to save the cables from being stolen.
He further noted that to prevent further theft of the cables, the community decided to keep them at the chief’s palace but they were too heavy to be transported.
Mr Amoah also bemoaned that all the electoral areas in Yilo Krobo have benefited from the rural electrification project but those in Ayermasu have still not been connected to the national grid. This he says is affecting the learning and teaching of ICT in schools within the area.
He urged the government to intervene in order to fast-track the project because they have stayed in darkness for too long.
Source: Christiana Afua Nyarko | myactiveonline.com Follow us on Twitter @activetvgh