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No electricity no vote, residents of Zinindo cries

2011-08-12 22:33:13
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The people of Zinindo in the Gushegu district of the Northern Region are threatening to boycott the 2012 general elections if the community is not connected to the national grid before the month of December next year.

The people contend that their community has never had any form of electricity supply since independence, a situation that has left the entire community lagging behind in the area of development.

Pouring out the frustrations, the spokes person for the chief of Zinindo, Zaki Ali Haruna intimated that the current state of affairs at Zinindo has forced the youth who are the bedrock of development to migrate to cities and towns to either learn a trade or engage in all forms of menial jobs. Something that could have been done in the community if there was light.

Various governments have come to campaign with juicy promises before elections, but nothing is heard of them if they assume power until the next electoral season draws near, he lamented.

He furthered that, the town can boost of many artisans who only exist in name since there is no power for them to start their businesses.

The artisans, for all their knowledge and skills have to rely on fuel to power their machines. This he added has not been sustainable because of frequent fuel shortages particularly in the northern parts of the country and its accompanying high cost to access.

To make their anger and frustration visible, a huge banner has been hoisted at the entrance of the community with the inscription “No Power No Vote” to further drum home their intent.

“No politician will be allowed in this town if we are not provided with electricity and other basic social amenities, not even the Member of Parliament for the area will be allowed here, the worried Spokesperson cautioned.”

Zaki Ali Haruna appealed to the government and other development partners to save the community from her developmental woes so as to bring it close to a respectable developmental level.


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