by crossriverwatch admin
For over three days the capital city of Cross River State has been in total blackout without electricity supply from the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company.
Our reporters observed that there has been no power supply within the state capital of Cross River for over 3 days which has crippled many business activities.
In Calabar South, the transformer which is located at Hawkins road opposite the Masonic lodge that distributes light to Inyang Ekeng street, Nsa Ewa street and Lane and its environ has been in complete blackout for over 9 months now because the transformer according to the electricity company is bad and needs to be replaced.
On several occasions the electricity company has been dully informed about the situation but nothing has been done other than telling the users of the transformer to contribute certain sum of money to enable them replace the transformer.
Miss. Rose Oluwa, a petty trader told our correspondent that, “Even if they give the light the voltage is always low in my area such that you can’t use your refrigerator except you have a generator and they don’t give light for a reasonable time, in a day we see light for not up to 5 hours not to talk of in a week”.
Mr. Earnest Agbede, a resident at Egerton road said: “What we experience with power supply is nothing to write home about because they don’t give constant light but when their bill comes, it’s always exorbitant and you won’t stop wondering where and how you did consume what they charge for”.
All efforts to speak to the management of the Port Harcourt Distribution Company were not successful as the officials refused to speak on the development.
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