Queen Mother weeps as Asuboni No.3 gets electricity after 508yrs since the town was created by their ancestors.
Ghana generates electric power from hydropower, fossil-fuel (thermal energy), and little to zero renewable energy sources.
Electricity generation is one of the key factors in order to achieve the development of the Ghanaian national economy, with aggressive and rapid industrialization; Ghana’s national electric energy consumption was 265-kilowatt hours per capita in 2009.
In 2020 and while many countries have started large-scale distribution of solar energy for commercial and domestic Ghana has through President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo gotten progress of the archaic and highly disadvantaged distribution of hydropower, fossil-fuel (thermal energy).
Well in a new report sighted by adepanews.com on kasapafmonline.com, the Queen mother of Asuboni No.3, a suburb of Nkawkaw in the Kwahu West Municipal Assembly of Eastern Region Nana Tenewaah Safoa II, on Tuesday 24th November 2020 could not hold her tears during the commissioning of the electrification project in the area.
The community after 500yrs has finally benefited from the national grid. A ceremony held yesterday at the Palace witnessed a remarkable atmosphere where the entire community expressed appreciation to the government for making history in the area.
According to the queen mother, she had the opportunity to meet Lawyer Joyce Opoku Boateng during the NPP Primaries; and put before her one major challenge confronting the community, thus lack of Electricity.
“Lawyer Joyce Opoku Boateng did not hesitate and pushed so hard to ensure she forfeit her promise and today we are experiencing this massive development’’. She said.
The MCE for Kwahu West Hon Yaw Owusu Addo told the media that this will create a small-scale business enterprise as Asuboni No.3 is on the verge to develop.
On her part, Lawyer Joyce Opoku Boateng said, “when I met the ECG, I realized Asuboni No.3 was not included so far as the selected communities on the National Grid are concerned. So what I did was that I immediately contacted the deputy Energy Minister Hon Owireku Aidoo. He did not disappoint me at all and today we are seeing this development. I promised Nanahemaa that, I will do whatever I can to make sure Asuboni No.3 benefits from the National Grid but let’s give thanks to President HE Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo for always listening to the cry of the people. In order to develop our community, we must give Nana Addo for more years and vote for the parliamentary candidate Joseph Frempong to move our community and the nation forward.’’