More parts of the Wuxor, Have, and Sremanu electoral area are falling under a blanket of darkness from dusk as the street lighting infrastructure appears to be collapsing in the nearly four years of Mr. Bright Badasu, an Assemblymember of the Area.
Residents say the creeping darkness, which has now affected many parts of the once brilliant village, has noticeably gathered pace since Hon. Bright Badasu became the Assembly member for the area.
Mr. Badasu, who according to the residents received some 15 Street lights from the member of Parliament of Akatsi South constituency in February this year, refused to release the lights to the various communities for installation, leaving the communities in the dark and in the hands of criminal activities.
Mr. Kudzo Akpanya, Convenor, speaking to the media, indicated that he has done all that he could within his strength to retrieve the streetlights donated by the member of Parliament to the people of Have-fiakpokorpe and that of Sremanu, but his efforts were rendered fruitless by the Assemblymember.
Interacting with the media on the subject, Mr.Japhet Festus Gbede indicated that Streetlights are critical utilities in every community because of the immense benefits they provide.
For instance, apart from promoting security, they also enhance safety for drivers, riders, and pedestrians, so it is unreasonable for an Assemblyman who was given a streetlight freely without lobbying to camp the lights in his room for no apparent reason for the past 5 months.
He also indicated that under the nearly 4-year tenure of Mr. Badasu, the streetlights in the electoral Area are increasingly becoming ornamental in many parts of the Area as they are either non-functional in the communities even in the state institutions in the electoral Area or are working in fits and starts.
Expectedly, this trend of epileptic services has heightened the incidence of insecurity across the electoral spectrum, yet the Assemblymember sits unconcerned over the subject.
He added that criminal elements within the electoral Area are taking advantage of the poor illumination in these communities to steal their animals and belongings at night.
This development, Japhet said, has caused many to question what has become of the leadership under the nearly 4-year tenure of Mr. Badasu Bright.
He therefore warned that, if the lights are not released to the respective communities in two weeks, the Assemblyman will be sued in a court of competent jurisdiction.
Appealing to the government of Nana Addo Danqua Akuffo Addo and other benevolent organizations, he begged for the extension of electricity to Edzikorpe, Numagbey, Ewekorpe, and its environs.