The Chiefs and community members of Chanzeini in the Tamale metropolis have expressed gratitude to the NPP’s parliamentary candidate for the Tamale South Constituency, Yakubu Yussif, for leading efforts at reconnecting their community to the national grid.
According to them, connection of Chanzeini to the national grid will not only improve visibility at night, but will go a long way to enhance socio-economic activities in the community.
“We are happy we now have light so we can preserve our foodstuffs and boost our economic activities,” a resident said.
Some school Children in the community also expressed their happiness saying “now we can study at night.”
The assemblyman of Chanzeini community, Osman Abu, speaking to Diamond news said the restoration of light at Chanzeini is a big relief to the people in the community. According to him, the community has been sleeping in darkness ever since their transformer got spoilt over six years ago.
He therefore commended the NPP PC for coming to their aid by restoring lights to Chanzeini.
Meanwhile the NPP PC for Tamale South Constituency, speaking at the reconnection ceremony held at the Chanzeini chief palace, said reconnecting the community to the national grid was to help improve the standard of living of the people in the area.
He noted that the development of every community depended on electricity, good roads, potable drinking water, education and health.
He expressed the hope that the electrification project would better the lot of the people.
Mr Yussif stated that once electricity had become a thing of the past for the community, speed rumps and potable drinking water would be his next target for the Chanzeini community. He also appealed for their votes come December 7 to enable him develop the area.
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu