By Denen Achussah
Constituents of Representative Herman Hembe, Vandeikya/Konshisha Federal Constituency, have made a passionate appeal for a power transformer for electricity supply at Gbinde, Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State.
The constituents, under the auspices of Mbatser Community Development, in a statement made available to ThisWeek in Makurdi, the Benue State capital said if connected to public power supply, youth of the area will be properly engaged and remain productive.
According to the statement, which is signed by Dr. Wayas David, Facilitator and Mr. Clement Bam, Co-Facilitator, Gbinde is the biggest settlement in Diiv District, Shangev-Tiev.
However, the statement said in spite of its strategic position and contribution to the economy of the federal constituency, state and country, “the settlement and it’s environ have never witnessed public power supply since the creation of the world.”
It explained that stepping light at Gbinde means lighting up the community, which trigger economic growth in the area including adjoining settlements such as Gbadema, Tse-Ayom and Bonta.
“Despite the absence of government intervention in the area, the people were considering mobilising little resources through contributions to get electricity poles and possibl purchase of a transformer before the military invasion of the place. The community lost all belongings as a result of the situation,” the statement stated.
“Even when the Federal Government awarded contract for the rural electrification of the communities around us, some politicians for selfish interest denied this industrious and promising town the opportunity to be connected to the public source,” they lamented.
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