A total of 27 street lights have been successfully installed on the Abdul Gamel Naser Street as part of Media General’s #LetThereBeLight campaign.
The #LetThereBeLight campaign began on November 6, 2017 and was spearheaded by 3FM’s and Onua FM’s morning show hosts – Winston Amoah and Bright Asempa respectively.
Their passion was borne out of numerous complaints received daily on Sunrise and Yensempa about the absence of street lights on some major roads.
The latest gesture was done on the stretch that runs from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) to the Ghana Police Service headquarters junction on the Ring Road Central.
The move, according to some students of the GIJ, who spoke to Johnnie Hughes, will end the frequent attacks they suffer at the hands of armed thieves, who snatch their phones and other valuables from them and assault them in some cases.
The installation of the lights on the GIJ road is a sequel to an earlier donation to Sabripor, a community near Michelle Camp near Tema.
The lights were largely provided by the Ghana Electrical Dealers Association.
The #LetThereBeLight campaign aspires to bring respite to other communities across the country and looks forward to donations either in kind or cash from philanthropists and organizations.