The Anloga District Assembly has distributed a box of streetlights to each of the 28 Electoral Areas to light up communities in the district during the festive season.
This was out of the 100 pieces of streetlights the Assembly had procured to illuminate streets in the Districts.
The streetlights for the Electoral Areas were given to the respective Assembly members at Anloga during the seventh ordinary meeting of the second session of the Anloga District Assembly.
This followed concerns the Assembly members raised about some communities in the District being covered in darkness at night as a result of absent or malfunctioning streetlights at those places.
Mr Seth Yormewu, District Chief Executive for Anloga, in presenting a coordinated report of the Executive Committee at the meeting, said Management of the Assembly had considered the security issues that could arise out of the situation, especially during the festive season, thus took steps to procure the lights.
He added that they would ensure “all spoilt lights are repaired district-wide” to light up communities while intensifying Police visibility in the area to check crime during and after the festive period.
Mr Modestus D. Awunyo, Assembly Member for Adzato was grateful for the streetlights, saying, gradually, their dream to see their Electoral Areas lighted up at night would materialise.
He said the Member of Parliament (MP) for Anlo had earlier donated two boxes of streetlights to Adzato and said similar support would come in the future so that the Electoral Area with about ten communities could be lighted up.
The meeting, which also had in attendance Mr Richard Kwami Sefe, MP for Anlo and departmental heads in the Assembly, discussed education, health, economic, road infrastructure and agriculture issues in the District.
Anloga District Director of Agriculture, Mr Emmanuel Atika, responded to some concerns from the house, which said fertiliser under the government’s flagship programme, Planting for Food and Jobs “is still expensive.”
He said the situation was occasioned by several factors, including high prices of fertilizers in the world market, the shutdown of two fertilizer manufacturing plants in Tema and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.