Telecommunications and Postal Services
Currently, there are four mobile telecommunication networks namely Vodafone Ghana, Tigo, Zain, MTN and one land line service provider. There is also one Post Office and three Postal Agencies found in the District. In the medium term, efforts will be required to expand these services for an enhanced social and economic interaction.
Filling Stations/Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Points
There are 3 filling stations in Dzodze, 1 in Penyi, 1 in Ehie, and 1 in Avalavi. Currently, there is an on-going project to locate LPG service point some meters away from White Dove Hotel, Dzodze.
Energy for lighting
Electricity is one of the major sources of energy for lighting in the District. The table below presents the coverage of electricity in the District.
Out of a total of 269 communities in the District, only 21 representing 7.8% are connected to the national grid. A total of 248 communities are not connected to grid electricity network. Work is currently in progress to connect 57 more communities under the Self Help Electrification Programme (SHEP) since 2009 to the national grid. This will bring the total number of communities connected to 78 (29%). Moreover, most of the communities that are connected to the electricity grid do not have street light.
However, the District has a potential in promoting the development of small and medium scale industries. In the light of this, the inadequate grid electricity network can inhibit the promotion of industries in the District.
Energy for cooking
The major source of energy for cooking in the District includes firewood, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (L.P.G.) and charcoal. 55.5% of the households use Charcoal as their main source of energy for cooking, followed by firewood with 40.5%, meaning the forest cover and the environment of the District and country are under threat since it is been depleted. The vegetative cover is destroyed and the environment polluted in the process through the emissions of Chloro Fluro Carbon (CFC) into the atmosphere. The vegetative cover destroyed affects the ozone layer and leads to its depletion.
L.P.G on the other hand which has less environmental implications is being utilized on a small scale with 4.2% of the population in the District using it. This can be attributed to the fact that L.P.G is very expensive as compared to firewood and charcoal. Moreover, the service point is not available in the District. Based on these, majority of the population is left with no option than to use the charcoal and firewood. This implies that the forest cover is continually being depleted. Currently, there is an on-going project to locate an LPG service point some meters away from
Date Created : 11/23/2017 3:11:08 AM