Bertha Badu-Agyei, GNA
Koforidua, July 10, GNA - Streets lights in several parts of Koforidua, which were not functioning for years were fixed a few days to the 26th national delegates congress of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Most of the street lights had been down for the past two years and all appeals from the residents to fix it over the years had fallen on deaf ears.
On Thursday, a day before delegates of the NPP started arriving for the congress, residents woke up for the first time in two years to see the street lights brightening every corner of the roads.
The roads that benefited were the Kasadjan highway, which leads from the Suhum-Koforiuda roundabout to the Koforidua Technical University, where the congress was held, the Okorase-Koforidua road and the Suhum roundabout road through to Bunso.
Some residents of the SSNIT flats, who had complained of the dark streets exposing them to road accidents and other criminal activities were happy that their plea had been heard.
The Media had on several occasions carried reports of criminal activities and risk of accident that the lack of street lights posed to residents, with the residents of the SSNIT flats, located on the Kasadjan highway appealing to the municipal assembly to fix the streetlights.