The Member of Parliament for Yendi constituency, Hon Farouk Aliu Mahama has added four more communities to the national electricity grid.

The lawmaker has extended electricity to seventeen communities since he assumed office in January 2021.  

Prior to his election as Member of Parliament in the 2020 general elections, the Yendi municipality out of a total of two hundred and forty eight (248) communities had 49% access to electricity. However, he provided electricity to two villages leading to the parliamentary elections making a total of nineteen to extend the electricity coverage now to 56%.

At the commissioning of the electricity in the four communities, namely, Kushegu, Panduli, Panshiya and Chakohiya, in the company sector Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh and his deputy, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, the Yendi legislator said twenty more communities would also be connected to the national grid in 2023.

Mr. Farouk Aliu Mahama intimated since the assumption of office of Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh as Energy Minister, he has always been to his office trying to unlock and reduce the electricity problems in the constituency.

“And today is a manifestation of the efforts of the Minister and the ministry for the good of Yendi. We are happy to marry two stories today, one is the composition of the NEDCo team that is supposed to unlock and mobilize the needed revenue for the good people Ghana through NEDCo’s transformational leadership and we’re also privilege to have the Energy Minister in Dagbon with us to commission these projects” he said.

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh for his part stated the ambition of the Akufo-Addo government is to see to it that every part of Ghana has electricity in order to bring development closer to the people.

He assured the people that the government will continue to extend lights to all parts of the country to achieve the universal electricity coverage.