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Regional News Thu, 6 Dec 2012

Electorate to boycott elections at Sankubase

The electorate at Sankubase-Nkurakan in the Atiwa constituency, have decided to boycott Friday's polls due to the failure of successive governments to provide them with electricity.

The residents arrived at this decision for the reason that two high tension poles pass through their community to nearby communities to supply them with power whereas they have been left in darkness.

They told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration was the first to give them the assurance that the area would be connected to the national grid but failed to honour the promise.

According to the residents when the National Democratic Congress (NDC) came to power they were assured that since two high tension poles passed through the town to supply electricity to nearby communities they would surely give power to such communities such as Sankubase, Amon and Bamso.

They thought all that was needed was a transformer for them to also enjoy power.

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According to them all efforts to get the NDC to fulfill its promises failed and the District Chief Executive for the area was now telling them to exercise patience till next year.

According to them “enough is enough” and that they were fed up with vain promises.

They said there was therefore no need to send a ballot box and voting materials on December 7 to the community.

The people are mainly farmers who produce cocoa, food crops, mainly plantain which are sent to Accra and other marketing centres.

Jacob Tei Aman, an elder of the community regretted that politicians were mainly seen in the area during campaign periods and forget the people thereafter.

Source: GNA
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