Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

Some highly incensed assembly members within the Tamale metropolis expressed anger at the poor lightening system from Taysec junction to Industrial Area roundabout along Kakpag Yili road.

Speaking on Radio Tamale’s Tudu Yeligbahira today Friday, October 29, two (2) of the assembly members for Kakpag Yili and Kalariga electoral areas respectively described the contractor as “money conscious” who is interested in money than the work.

“Our problem was about lack of proper bulbs to fix on the poles, which needed to be tackled from the faulty underground cables. But the contractor deliberately abandoned cables and fixed only the bulbs”, the Kakpag Yili assemblyman, Mohammed A. Alhassan said.

“The same constructor is in charge of many electrical projects which have not been executed, yet has taken monies for the work”, he further told Tudu Yeligbahira.

His colleague, Mr. Amadu Yehuza, who is assemblyman for Kalariga/Dabokpa electoral area corroborated the allegations, adding that the media have not done much to help them resolve their situation.

Residents in communities along the road ; Nakpanzuo, Lamashegu, Kakpag-yili, Tuutingli, Dabokpa and Kalariga have hinted of hitting the street over the matter.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate in the last elections for Tamale South Consitituency, Yakubu Yussif in September 2020 told journalists that the contract was part of the one million dollar per constituency initiative by the Akufo-Addo’s government.

According to Yakubu Yussif, the streets lighting problem along the road has persisted in the vicinity since the days of the erstwhile John Mahama administration.

He disclosed it has been a source of worry to the people, because miscreants have taken advantage of lack of lights along the road to rob road users of their personal belongings.

The contractor, who is the chief executive officer of Alsofowan Electrical Engineering, Alhassan Sofowan said his company was tasked to replace about 150 incandescent lamps to LED lamps, adding that the cable rreplacement was not part of the contract.

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