Pomadze (C/R), Aug 15, GNA – Residents of Pomadze New Site Area, near Winneba-Junction, have appealed to Government to ensure the early completion of the power extension project planned for the community three years ago.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency, leaders of the community expressed regret that the absence of electricity in the community has virtually given room for armed robbery attacks on innocent and law-abiding citizens living in the area.
They said they had heard that Government had allocated adequate wooden electricity poles for the project and wondered why they have not been planted at their designated points.
The leaders contended that since the project formed part of the Government Rural Electrification program, efforts must be intensified by the Central Regional Administration, the Gomoa East District Assembly, and the Member of Parliament for the Area, to ensure that the project is fully implemented to connect residents in the New Site Community to the national electricity grid.
Barimah Yaw Owusu-Kwarteng, a resident of the community, has also called for early and speedy execution of the project, to protect the lives and property of people living in the New Site.
He disclosed that most of the residents in the fast-developing community were Doctors, Nurses, Lecturers, Teachers, and other Workers who commute between Pomadze and Winneba Town daily to execute their assigned national duties.
He expressed unhappiness that within the past three years, an unspecified number of wooden electricity poles had been erected at all vantage points in areas where new buildings are being constructed at a nearby Gomoa-Asebu Township, which shares common boundary with Pomadze under the same Rural Electrification Program, and wondered why similar treatment could not be accorded people residing in Pomadze New Site Community.
Barimah Owusu-Kwarteng said the appeal has become necessary because workers living in that part of Pomadze Town cannot afford to procure their own wooden electricity poles to support the project.
Commenting on security situation in and around Pomadze Township in the first half of the year, Barimah Owusu-Kwarteng commended the Winneba and the Agona Swedru police command for helping to reduce the rampant crime wave in the area and expressed the hope that they would endeavor to maintain the momemtum to offer maximum protection to the people at all times.