The Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA) has commenced the installation of 400 streetlight bulbs throughout the Municipality.
The streetlight bulbs installation, an initiative of the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council (GRCC), is part of efforts to improve lighting conditions in the region and help reduce the incidence of crime.
Under this programme, the ten (10) Electoral Areas of the Assembly, namely, Abokobi, Ablorh Adjei, Agbogba, Haatso, Atomic, Dome East, Dome West, Taifa North, Taifa South, and Kwabenya, will have 30 bulbs mounted along major streets and areas deemed to be under low visibility.
The exercise began in Abokobi on Monday, 30th October 2023 where the Municipal Coordinating Director (MCD), Mr. Nii-Amarh Ashitey, and the Assembly Member for Abokobi, Hon. Moses Ola Dowuona, were at the various locations to supervise and monitor.
The day one of the exercises ended in the Ablorh Adjei Electoral Area and day two is expected to start in the Agbogba Electoral Area.
Speaking to GEMANEWS, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Elizabeth Kaakie Mann, thanked the GARCC for the gesture and gave assurances that the bulbs would be installed in a fair manner to benefit the entire Municipality.
She indicated that the installations were being executed by a contractor unlike the previous exercises in which over one thousand (1,000) streetlight bulbs were distributed to Assembly Members, Residents' Associations, and other key institutions such as health and security facilities.
"This time, we are not giving the streetlight bulbs to individuals and groups, a contractor has been assigned the duty of installing them but under the supervision of the Assembly", she intimated.
She further noted the significance of the exercise, saying, "as an Assembly, it is our responsibility to provide and maintain streetlights in collaboration with the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and we will continue to ensure that our communities are well illuminated to ward off criminals".