Soalepe a farming community in the West Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region has been connected to the national electricity grid by the a Deputy Chief of Staff and New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary candidate for the Damongo Constituency Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor on 22nd September, 2020.
It will be recalled a year ago, Bole based Nkilgi FM in an interview with the assembly man for the Achubunyor- Jonokponto electoral area Hon Kipo Yakubu popularly called Teacher pleaded with stake holders to help connect the Soalepe community to the national grid after a giant bill board was mounted in the community with the inscription ”No lights, No Vote”.
In a short ceremony at the forecourt of the Soalepe community attended by the Chiefs and people of the Soalepe community, Mr Jinapor in an address said he is very much happy that he has been able to facilitate for the electrification project in the community which is a dream come through.
He recalled how the Chief and the assembly man for the area through the Municipal Chief executive for the West Gonja Municipality had been on him to help the community get access to electricity.
The Deputy Chief of Staff added that his next target is to ensure the youth of the area are employed especially in the agriculture sector and also see to the development of the entire Municipality but was quick to add that he was using his hard earned resources to help in most of the developmental projects in the constituency which he will do more when given the nod as the next Member of Parliament for the Damongo Constituency.
He said he does not benefit from the MP’s common fund yet he is has been able to achieve a lot for the Damongo Constituency and will do more if he is voted for in the December polls.
He added that the work of the member of Parliament should go beyond the donation of grinding mills which he sees to be very shameful and taking of the people of the constituency for granted.
Mr Jinapor said through him communities like Murugu, Mognori, Kananto, Broto in the West Gonja Municipality are fully connected to the national grid through him with more projects in the pipeline for the constituency and that a sheanut processing factory is underway in the Busunu electoral area with Bidima, Langantere, Sumpini and Kojokura all under the Busunu electoral area.
He further reiterated that he is not perturbed by the name tagging and more focused on the development of Damongo Constituency since it is an insult especially on the chiefs and people of the Busunu electoral area for his opponents to describe an ambulance he donated to them as a hearse and will not respond to them.
The assembly man for the area, Hon Kipo Yakubu aka Teacher speaking during the commissioning of the project said he feels very happy and can now sleep with his two eyes closed since the electrification project is his major headache.
He said his electoral area knows no political party and vote only for achievements of which he is very optimistic they will repeat based on what they have benefited.
He said Mr Abu Jinapor in a meeting with all assembly persons to know much about the problems of the various electoral areas assured him of making sure the Soalepe community is connected to the national grid when he put that before him.
He added that a health post for the area which he added to the list of problems in the area has also been established and handed over to the community which he is much grateful to Mr Jinapor since that is a major achievement for him as the assembly man for the area.
The Chief of the community through his spokesman commended Mr Jinapor and expressed their joy and satisfaction for been connected to the national electricity grid and has since promised to support to his bid of representing them in Ghana’s parliament.
A former chairman for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Damongo constituency, Nana Kwame Aboagye and the current Chairman for the party Alhaji Adam Braimah in separate addresses charged the people of the Soalepe community to vote wholeheartedly for Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor in the parliamentary elections come 7th December 2020 as an appreciation for connecting electricity to the community.