The divisional chief of Jirapa Tuolong in the Yagha electoral area of the Upper West Region Naah Tengbon Tang Martin II has expressed worries over lack of social amenities in the traditional area.
In an interview with Radio Progress News reporter, Iddrisu Dasana, who visited the place, the chief said the traditional area had been deprived of some basic facilities such as access to electricity and potable water.
According to the chief, only four (4) out of twelve (12) communities in the traditional area can boast of electricity.
“We have appealed to opinion leaders and the Assembly on the urgent need to provide basic amenities in our traditional area, but nothing has been done to alleviate our plight in the area” he added.
Naah Tengbon Tang Martin II also stated that school children in the seven dark communities find it difficult to study in the night due to the absence of electricity. He expressed worry over the increasing cases of snake bites in the community.
Touching on the other challenges facing the traditional area, Naah Tengbon Tang Martin II mentioned inadequate potable water as one of the major challenges they are faced with.
He mentioned that the whole Yagha community has one functional borehole and they need two more to ease the pressure on the current one due to the increasing population of the community.
He therefore appealed to the Assembly Member, Municipal Chief Executive and Member of Parliament to come to their aid.