ELECTRICITY COSTS INCREASE BY OVER 30% WHILE SERVICES REMAIN THE SAME

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Foroyaa has to give Nawec some months before assessing the correlation between the rise in electricity cost and the degree of improvement of electricity services.

It is now very clear that the increase in electricity cost has not put an end to frequent outages in the supply of electricity. What is responsible for these outages should be explained by Nawec. It is not uncommon to have a whole area subjected to blackout. Sometimes the explanation given for the outage is attributed to a faulty transformer. The outage could last for more than 24 hours.

It is therefore necessary for the authorities to do a general assessment of the production, distribution and transmission chain that Nawec has put in place to provide electricity supply to consumers. Energy is the driving force of production in a country and better livelihoods.

It is therefore important for Nawec to share the difficulties it is having with customers since they have been asked to pay higher costs for electricity. There should be value for money.