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Mar 10, 2011

500 communities to get electricity supply

H.E. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President, says government is putting a place a $120 million project to provide electricity for 500 communities in the Northern Region by 2012.

He explains that the project forms part of government’s effort to improve the living standard of the people in rural communities in Ghana, as well as propelling the country’s industrialization programme through the extension of electricity.

 Mr. Mahama made this known at the inauguration of five district polyclinics at Janga, a farming community at West Mamprusi District in the Northern Region, pointing out that the construction of the health centres is in line with government’s bid to eradicate all communicable diseases in the rural communities.

 Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh, the Minister of Health, on his part, reiterated the ministry’s commitment to ensuring the judicious use of the facilities, adding that qualified doctors and other health professionals will be posted to the respective polyclinics.

 Mr. Moses Bukari Mabengba, the Northern Regional Minister, also praised government for the numerous developmental projects being executed in the region.

 The Janga Polyclinic is among the five polyclinics that government constructed in the region through a $7.600 million loan facility from the Austrian government.

Source: ISD