Frank Asante, Public Relations Officer of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA), says the assembly has procured 3,000 LED streetlights to replace all malfunctioning bulbs, and would fix new ones in the entire area.
Via a telephone interview, Mr Asante told The Chronicle: “So far, we have fixed over 1,250 bulbs. Places like Tema Manhean, Communities 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 major roads have largely been covered.
“The streetlights repair team is now moving into the localities and inner lanes and community corners identified as hideouts for criminals.
“The challenges encountered include the tampering of underground cables and the stealing of components on the poles which we are tackling at the moment. We call on community members to be alert to their responsibility by laying surveillance to assist the TMA arrest the nation wreckers who are sabotaging our efforts.”
When completed, not only would night security in the communities improve, but food joint operators could extend their businesses late into the night to the benefit of workers who close from work late.
Additionally, motorists whose headlights are weak could see their way clearly to their destinations.