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About 160 communities in the Tamale Metropolis have now been connected to the national grid. The Metropolitan Chief Executive, Alhaji Abudulai Haruna Friday, diclosed this at the Town Hall Meeting at the Assembly in Tamale.
He said, the number is out of a total of 197 communities that need to be connected and assured that the rest of the communities will enjoy electricity by 2012.
The MCE said a technical team from the Energy Ministry had already visited the Assembly to work out modalities for those communities to be considered.
He called on electricity users to do well to pay their bills promptly, avoid illlegal connections and theft of cables belonging to the company, adding that the society must help the company to provide them with their energy needs.
Alhaji Friday noted that the Tamale Metropolis is fast growing with a lot of economic activities which in most cases depend on electric energy and this has brought pressure on the electricity company.
He announced the installation of 27 transformers by the the Volta River Authority (VRA) in communities including Choggu West, Dungu, University for Development Studies (UDS), Changli among others.