The Member of Parliament (MP) for Mampong, Hon Kwaku Ampratwum Sarpong has cut sod for the construction of solar powered traffic lights in intersections within the Mampong municipality.
The measure, the MP noted is to help curb the rate of accidents occurring in the Mampong main town.
Addressing a cross section of people in the town as well as chiefs and driver unions, Hon Sarpong noted with delight the opportunity to fulfill a promise he made to the people while campaigning to be elected as MP in 2016.
The transport unions, he revealed approached him to construct traffic lights in the town to eliminate the high incidences of knockdowns in the community.
‘’I am elated today that a promise I made to the driver unions and the people of this town is seeing the light of day’’, the MP noted to wild cheers.
SOURCE OF FUNDING:
Funding for the 30, 000 euros project, the MP noted will come from his outfit and that of Mampong indigenes in the diaspora.
He said he was prepared to offer 15, 000 euros and had gotten assurances from Mampong royals and indigenes across the world to contribute another 15, 000 euros.
The project, Hon Sarpong revealed will take about six months to complete, adding the contractor was ready to move to site for construction to begin.
He called for support from residents to enable the contractor carry out his work and complete within the stipulated time.
‘’I am sure the contractor is ready to start the project today if we give him the chance but he has six months to complete it and make our town beautiful’’, Hon Sarpong intimated.
Explaining the rationale behind the use of solar lights, Hon Sarpong said the solar powered traffic lights are the best.
He noted solar helps to avoid the occasion where power from the national electricity grid fails or falters.
He stressed that once the sun powers the lights it will stay on without recording any faults or shut downs.
‘’From my experience I believe solar powered things are the best and I am happy that Mampong will be saved the agony of lights out in the operation of the traffic lights’’, the affable MP posited.
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