NGO provides solar lighting to Wolunyiri community in Wa West District

Story by Ibrahim W. Abubakari

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A Wa-based None-Governmental Organisation (NGO), SociaLight, has provided solar rechargeable lanterns to 45 households in the Wolunyiri community in the Wa West District of the Upper West Region.

The philanthropic gesture according to the NGO is meant 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.

Wolunyiri community according to residents is an agrarian community and among the largest populated communities in the district but is lacking so much social amenities including electricity since its creation.

The solar system provided by the NGO comprises of charging 14 lanterns, eight mobile phones at the same time and also have both audio and video components to entertain them.

Speaking in an interview with Tungsung Radio 97.3 MHz, Chief Executive Officer of SociaLight, Mr Osman Mustapha said the NGO does not sell its products but provides it for free to interested and qualified communities who go through their application procedures.

Mr Mustapha stated that individuals who want to enjoy their service pay a onetime registration fee of GHc10.00 and a monthly fee of GHc5.00 as cost of charging.

“Community pays for usage and not ownership. These monies are paid to maintain, operate the system as well are use to established the service at other communities,” he explained.

Some family heads and beneficiaries expressed gratitude to SociaLight for the not only bringing them light but also training their youth and making them part of the programme.

They said the intervention will go a long way better their lives as they can at least sleep or walk around with lights.

They appeal to other big NGOs and Individuals to support SociaLight with logistics and resources to boost their good works.Coming soon

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