When Will EDSA’s Frustration End?
Many citizens and non-citizens are demanding answer as to when the fluctuating supply of power by the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA) will be a thing of the past in this country.
Some aggrieved customers who fall victims of the faulty Apator meters told Sierra Express Media that they are tired of standing in long queues for nearly nine hours on a daily basis in an effort to replace and recharge the outdated meters brought by the authority.
The public has blamed EDSA for their incompetency by failing to disseminate proper information to customers about the ongoing reformation in the energy sector.
The disappointed customers advanced that the process of acquiring prepaid meters from EDSA is not only tedious or very slow but also surrounded with corruption and mismanagement.
Abibatu Bangura, one of the aggrieved customers, told this reporter that she has closed her business for over a week now in a bid to register her defective Apator meter to access electricity supply.
She appealed to all concerned stakeholders to act swiftly on improving the energy distribution and transmission mechanism which EDSA management assured to deliver on when they were taking over operations from the National Power Authority (NPA). “EDSA must understand that we cannot do anything without electricity,” she averred.
However, EDSA put out a public notice on the said issue only recently to inform its customers that it has started a gradual migration from the old Non-STS Prepaid Apator Meters to STS System which they claim to be user friendly. A notice that only came after over a week of suffering by customers. Many therefore see this act from EDSA as a continuous demonstration of their incompetency in handling electricity matters of the country and are calling on all concerned stakeholders to find competent people to handle the electricity business of the country.
By Alhassan Bangura
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