A development campaign by Media General Radio, operators of Accra-based Onua FM 95.1 and 3FM 92.7, to push authorities to fix nonfunctional streetlights on major roads across the country has begun yielding results.
The two radio stations have since November 6, 2017 used their morning shows to discuss the issue of nonfunctional streetlights on highways, link and access roads in the country and how that has contributed to attacks on people and accidents.
Listeners have since the start of the Let There Be Light (#LetThereBeLight) campaign, called into the respective morning shows to tell authorities areas without functional streetlights and how that has been affecting their safety.
The Tema motorway, Tema – Aflao road, Lavender hill road in Accra, Ashiyie-Dodowa Road and the GIJ – Police Headquarters street in the Greater Accra Region have so far been mentioned as the areas affected most.
The stations are seeking to raise at least 1,000 bulbs as part of the campaign.
The seriousness of the situation pushed the Electrical Dealers Association of Ghana to donate 40 pieces of streetlight bulbs on Thursday to MG Radio towards the campaign. They promised to support the campaign with more bulbs to replace some of the nonfunctional ones.
Presenting the bulbs, a member of the Association, Teddy Amoah, said the association is committed to contributing towards Ghana’s development, noting the donation is part of their corporate social responsibility.
He said they are the major dealers of electrical gadgets in the country, hence the move to support the campaign.
Head of News at MG Radio, Abraham Asare expressed gratitude to the Association and called on other corporate organisations to get on board in restoring or providing nonfunctional streetlights.
He added Media General Radio is focused on getting results in the campaign, with the ultimate aim of improving security on our streets and roads.
“As a media organization, we are focused on pushing the developmental agenda in order to ensure the safety of Ghanaians by lighting the streets,” Mr. Asare said.
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