The Electricity Distribution and Suppy Authority have on the 22nd October, 2019 responded to a call made by the Moyiba Community for access to electricity supply in the East part of Freetown. This Community has for the past three months suffered from power outage because of burnt transformer.
In his statement, the Commercial Services Director, Mr. Donald Kopoi encouraged Customers to serve as custodians of the transformer and treat it as their own. He advised the community to disengage in any form of illegal abstraction of electricity and also report all electricity related issues to EDSA Office at Blackhall Road.
The Deputy Director General of EDSA, Engineer Francis Nyama applauded the Hon. Member of Parliament for his hard work and diligence in driving development to his constituency. He said that the burnt transformer had a capacity of 160kVA but has now been replaced with an increased capacity of 200kVA. He espoused that with the current capacity, customers will now experience quality in the supply and more people can be connected. He further apologized for the delay in installing the transformer and said that it was due to standard procurement procedures that could not be violated. In his conclusion, he advised that the people of Moyiba Community should be watchdogs in ensuring the safety and security of the transformer.
During the commissioning of the transformer, Hon. Tennison Sandy expressed thanks and appreciation to the Minister of Energy, Alhaji Kanja Sesay and officials of EDSA for working very hard to replace the burnt transformer. “Development does not choose or want to know which political party you belong, politics is over, let come together to develop our Constituency.
Once we have development like electricity, everyone is bound to enjoy devoid of political party affiliation”, he averred. He maintained that the transformer is government property and should therefore be protected. Residents of Moyiba Community in Constituency 120 expressed overwhelming appreciation to the Ministry of Energy, EDSA and the Hon. Member of Parliament for restoring power supply to their community.
They unanimously promised to safeguard the transformer and report electricity issues to EDSA.