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Awka residents Protest Over Non Installation of Electricity Transformers


Scores of Residents and traders of Awka took to the street in protest against what they term as non installation of transformer by the Enugu Electricity Commission, EEDC.
The Electricity  consumers who spoke through the auspices of the Awka branch of Anambra state Traders Association, AMATAS women wing ended their peaceful protest at the the EEDC business office along Ziks Avenue, Awka .

The protesters who were seen carrying pla cards with different inscriptions like, "EEDC lift ban on transformers installation,  we are tired of darkness,  install transformers given to us by our governor ",among others.
They Lamented over the neglect on the part of the electricity provider  not to have installed electricity transformers provided by the governor of Anambra state Willier Obiano for over two years.
Speaking to newsmen,  the leader of the group Mrs Promise Ezeigwe  and her members, lamented that they have been in darkness for over one  and half year, a situation which was alleged to have crippled  the economic activities at the various parts of Awka that are affected.
They explained that governor Obiano donated transformers to all the affected parts since the past one year six months, but none of them has been installed.
Reacting to the allegation,  the Communication Officer, Awka office, Mrs Maureen Onyeonwu, claimed that they were not aware that government donated such transformers as according to her, government was supposed to give them notice about the transformers and request for installation.
Mrs Maureen Onyeonwu (Communication Officer,EEDC,Awka Office)
It would be recalled that the state governor, Willie Obiano donated over 500 electricity transformers to enhance electricity supply in major cities in the state.

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