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One of the mounted electricity poles in the community

Residents of Yonguase Laud Rite FM for Advocacy Results

Residents of Yonguase, a farming community in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region have lauded Rite FM for its advocacy on several challenges confronting the community which has drawn the attention of stakeholders towards the plight of the community.

The challenges which bedeviled the community adversely affected its members in their day to day activities such as farming and commercial activities which drew the attention of stakeholders who have since taken steps to address some of the challenges.

The people of Yonguase in 2016 appealed to Rite FM to voice out their concerns following the exclusion of the community from the rural electrification project which covered surrounding communities.

The other worry confronting the people of Yonguase was the plight of the KG pupils who were compelled to learn under a wretched bamboo structure which made learning uncomfortable.


                     The foundation of the KG block under construction    

The advocacy which was largely championed by Rite FM’s Community Watch Program was in consultation with concerned stakeholders such as former municipal chief executive of the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality who gave assurance of the commitment of the assembly to take steps to ensure that electricity supply is extended to the community.

In fulfilment of that promise, the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly subsequently conveyed electricity poles to the place and mounted them awaiting wiring which is the final phase of the exercise.

Additionally, a contract has also been awarded for the commencement of the KG block and an office which is currently under construction.

The residents consequently expressed appreciation to the station for championing a timely advocacy which according to them has identified Rite FM as partners in the development process in fighting to bring the plight of the community to light.

Meanwhile, the residents have also challenged Rite FM to push authorities and concerned stakeholders to work on the road leading to the town for easy conveyance of farm produce to the market centers since the main preoccupation of the community is farming.

By Austin Ofori Addo/ritefmonline.org/austinofori.addo@gmail.com

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