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Batang-yili connected to the National Grid.

The Member of Parliament for Sagnarigu Constituency, Alhaji A.B.A Fusani has extended electricity to the Batang-yili community in the Sagnarigu Municipality.

Until now, residents of the Batany-yili community had been sleeping in darkness and unable to engage in any economic activity that thrive on electricity.

At a symbolic ceremony in the community, the MP announced that the Sagnarigu Constituency has achieved a 100 percent electricity connection through his efforts and that of the erstwhile John Mahama government.

He narrated that; the project begun in 2014 during the John Mahama era but was abandoned when the Nana Addo government took over the reins of governance in 2017.

“In 2013 when I took over as MP, we had 25 communities without light, but by the grace of the Almighty 24 of these communities were connected and we were almost done with this community when the John Mahama government was voted out, and the Nana Addo government never made any effort to complete this project for the benefit of the people”.  

Alhaji A.B.A Fusani noted that connecting Batang-yili to the national grid would pave way for many developmental projects to be established alongside hopes of improving academic performance and socio-economic activities in the community.

Chief of the Batang-yili community commended the Member of Parliament for his many interventions in the community.

He noted that, “through your efforts as our MP, we have potable water and today we are officially connected to the National grid and our children can now read at nigh so we are grateful to you”.

He however, appealed to the MP to facility the construction of the only major road leading to the community and has been in a deplorable state.

The Chief lamented that access to and from the community has become a worry and “we hope that nothing bad ever happens if not, with the nature of the road we are doomed”.

The Member of Parliament for the Sagnarigu Constituency, Alhaji A.B.A Fusani has earlier donated a grinding mill machine to the Yilo Naa Yili community also in the Saganrigu Municipality.

He noted that the machine was to ease the plight of women in the community who had to walk long distances in search of a grinding mill and urged the community to ensure proper maintenance

Story by: Edward A. Ken-Zorre |

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