It was all joy at Asuboni No.3, a farming community near Nkawkaw in the Kwahu West Municipality of the Eastern, when the area was finally connected to the national grid after over 500 years of failed attempts.
No wonder the queen of Aduboni No. 3, Nana Tenewaah Safoa II, could not hold her tears of joy during the commissioning of the electrification project in the area.
At a colourful ceremony held on Tuesday to officially inaugurate the project, the entire community expressed appreciation to NPP government for making history in the area.
Addressing a gathering, Nana Tenewaah Safoa II recounted the memories of challenges they had been through.
She expressed appreciation to the Deputy CEO for Middle Belt Development Authority, Joyce Opoku Boateng, for her immense contribution towards this development.
According to the queen mother, she had the opportunity to meet Joyce Opoku Boateng during the NPP primaries and put before her one major challenge confronting the community.
“Lawyer Joyce Opoku Boateng did not hesitate and pushed so hard to ensure she fulfils her promise and today we are experiencing this massive development,” she said.
The queen mother also used the opportunity to appeal to the government to assist them with good road networks, health centre, schools and also help develop the waterfall in the area.
Asuboni Waterfall is one of the most beautiful tourist sites in Kwahu, and which attracts visitors who troop to experience the unique atmosphere.
Ms Opoku Boateng said, “when I met the ECG, I realized Asuboni No.3 was not included so far as the selected communities on the National Grid are concerned. So what I did was that I immediately contacted the Deputy Energy Minister, Hon Owireku Aidoo. He did not disappoint me at all and today we are seeing this development.
“I promised Nanahemaa that I would do whatever I could to make sure Asuboni No.3 benefited from the National Grid but let’s give thanks to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for always listening to the cry of the people. In order to develop our community, we must give Nana Addo for more years and vote for the parliamentary candidate Joseph Frempong to move our community and the nation forward.’’
Some children who spoke to newsmen were much excited over the electrification project, saying “we’ve been through mess for the past years but from now on, we are going to learn so hard and one day a President will come from Asuboni No.3.’’
The NPP parliamentary candidate for Nkawkaw constituency, Joseph Frempong, said he would do his best to support education in the area. He assured to address other challenges confronting residents at Asuboni No.3 and the entire Nkawkaw constituency when he enters Parliament.