The Member of Parliament for Sawla-Tuna- Kalba Constituency in the Savannah Region Region, Hon Andrew Dari Chiwitey has demanded answers from the Minister responsible for Energy, when the Gindabor-Kpankpansuba in his area without electricity will be connected onto the national grid.
The deputy energy minister, William Owuraku Aidoo, appearing before the August house to answer questions on rural electrification projects was as a result of number of the population in some communities were struggling to get access to electricity in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba constituency.
Posing question at the sector Deputy Minister on the floor of Parliament on Thursday, 29th June, 2023, the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba MP sought from the Ministry of Energy to fast track the electricity supply to the neglected Gindabor- Kpankpansuba community which was started some years ago.
“Mr. Speaker, I rise to ask the Minister for Energy when the stalled Rural Electrification Projects (SHEP) in the Gindabor-Kpankpansuba community will be completed, I thank you Mr. Speaker.”
Hon. William Owuraku Aidoo responding to the question said that the community was omitted from the rural electrification program but, however, he admitted to note for subsequent phases for completion.
In his follow up question to the minister’s response, the MP probed further that, the aforementioned project have been in the mercies of rain and scotch since 2016 without attended to therefore, he questioned the minister to come clean with solid backing on why the project continue to be abandoned.
The MP who could not hold back words indicated that all hope is lost as far as the rural electrification projects in his constituency is concerned.
He added the NPP government led by president Akufu-Addo only connected one community to the national grid in their past six and half years.