THE Jaman North District Chief Executive (DCE), Hajia Amina Amadu, has stated that the government will embark on massive rural electrification project to ensure that all rural communities are connected to the national grid.
She said the move was among measures being adopted by the government to promote the establishment of cottage industries and woo investors into the agricultural processing sector of the economy
According to her, the rural electrification project was also to enhance other socio-economic activities to create jobs for the people towards poverty reduction in rural areas.
Hajia Amadu gave the assurance at the inauguration of an electrification project at the Sampa market.
The Jaman North District Assembly financed the project.
Hajia Amadu stated that electricity was a necessity and not a luxury, since it would go a long way to open up the rural communities and help check the rural-urban drift of the youth.
She, therefore, gave the assurance that the assembly would ensure that all communities in the district without electricity would benefit from the project as their share of the national cake.
The DCE said as much as electricity was necessary to bring about development, it also had its bad side.
Therefore, she called on the market women who wanted to tap power to their various shops not to compromise on safety and standards, so as to prevent fire outbreaks at the market.
Hajia Amadu further implored the market women to collaborate with the various tax agencies in order for the district to mobilise the needed internally generated funds to speed up the development of the district.
In a speech read on behalf of the chiefs of Sampa, the Akyeamehene of the town, Nana Takyi Poku II expressed the gratitude to the government for fulfilling its promise of bringing development to every community.
A member of the market women association, Madam Yaa Grace, on behalf of her colleagues, thanked the district assembly and the government for extending electricity to the market, which was long overdue.
She urged the market women to always honour their tax obligations for the assembly and the government to generate more revenue to develop the area.