Ladaateng community in the Wa West District of the Upper West Region has on Saturday June 5, 2021 benefited from the ongoing solar lantern project championed by a Wa–based NGO, SociaLight and its partner.
Ladaateng is the fourth farming community to have benefited from the project shortly after Wolunyiri community all in the Wa West District.
Addressing beneficiaries at an undersized durbar to hand over the solar lanterns, Chief Executive Officer of SociaLight, Mr Mustapha Osman reiterated what the NGO’s philanthropic gesture is all about.
“The aim is to provide mini grid electricity system to rural communities in the region that are not connected to the national grid to support them in their night domestic and economic activities,” he mentioned.
Kalmal Nuurpo after receiving her lantern expressed gratitude to all those who contributed in divers ways to ensuring that the community benefits from the project.
She prayed for SociaLight and added that the NGO has come to the rescue of many people in area more especial school children.
“… our children will now have at least light to learn in the night, and we will not also be buying batteries any longer for torchlights,” she stated.
Frank Piiri, also a beneficiary and youth leader in the community could not also hide his happiness.
He said the coming into Ladaateng community by SociaLight Ngo will go a long way to ensure a strong relationship between the community and the Ngo.
He on behalf of the Chief and people of the community expressed appreciation to for the intervention and charged community members to make good use of the lanterns and also protect them.