22 January 2013

Ghana: Haruna Hooks Changnayili to National Electricity Grid

Tamale — The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South Constituency, Haruna Iddrisu has commissioned a GH¢53,000 self-help rural electrification project for the Changnayili community in the Tamale Metropolis.

The Project is in fulfillment of a campaign promise made to the Chief and people of the area during the just ended 2012 elections. Changnayili is one of the most deprived communities in the Tamale Metropolis, with a population of over 1,200 inhabitants.

The area lacks behind the rest of the communities in the metropolis, due to the absence of some basic amenities like potable drinking water and electricity among others. Until now, women and other people in the community travel more than 18 kilometers everyday to Tamale to mill their corn or charge their mobile phones.

However, Changnayili is now alive with the newly installed electricity facility by the MP for Tamale South. At a mini-durbar to commission the project, Haruna Iddrisu thanked the people for his re-election.

According to him, the project was not only to light up the community but to enhance the socio-economic activities of the people and also reduce poverty. He hinted that several other communities in the constituency were also going to benefit from the electrification project in the next few months.

Mr. Haruna Iddrisu before now extended potable drinking water to some communities which were noted to be guinea worm prone communities. He has also provided several classrooms, health centres and roads.

Mr. Haruna Iddrisu appealed to his constituents to maintain law and order and advised Nana Akufo-Addo to spare the nation the "unnecessary tension by accepting the outcome of the election.

The Mayor of Tamale, Alhaji Abdulai Haruna Friday commended the MP for the project which he said will boost the economic activities of the people. He described the Tamale South MP as the "Abedi Pele" of MPs, who always bring about good results.

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