Six communities in the Karaga Constituency in the Northern Region of Ghana have been connected to the national grid.
These communities are Sandua, Tulinga, Pukura, Sologu, Tandong and Babilga.
The Member Of Parliament (MP) for Karaga Constituency and a Deputy Minister nominee for Energy, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam announced this on his Facebook wall.
“These communities have now joined the over 40 communities that have been connected to the grid in the Karaga Constituency in the last two years.
“I am happy about the excitement of the people in these communities,” Dr Amin Adam said.
Ghana’s electricity access is about 85 percent and the President of Ghana, Akufo-Addo, has promised to ensure that by the time his second term ends, communities without electricity would be connected to the national grid to ensure that the country achieves 100 percent electricity access.
Dr Amin, whose effort resulted in the six communities getting connected to the grid, said the move was in furtherance to President Akufo-Addo’s commitment to achieving universal access to electricity in Ghana.