Energy Minister, Alhaji Kanja Sesay
The residents of Sumaila Town have expressed their utter dissatisfaction regarding the manner in which the Electricity and Distribution Authority (EDSA) is distributing electricity.
Reports say the community has gone 14 days without electricity with no one saying anything about it.
Residents say they last had electricity on May 28th, 2022. Since then, they say the community has been dwelling in complete darkness, leaving them in deplorable conditions.
Momoh Kamara, one of the residents, expressed his disappointment over the current situation, calling on EDSA to act like a sober institution.
“Why is EDSA behaving like this? For two complete weeks they have deprived us from electricity. Aren’t we citizens of Sierra Leone? Why have they chosen to treat us this way? We are honestly not happy with them. All our food go bad because of this annoying blackout,” he said.
This medium has learnt that residents of Sumaila Town have suffered from attacks by thieves at night; some even lost their personal effects as a result. They say the entire community is unsafe at night because of the consistent blackout.
Marian Senesie, a mother of two, told this press that her children find it difficult to study at night because of the blackout. “The one who’s currently taking the WASSCE Exams uses candle to study, which is not healthy for his eyes,” she explained.
She called on EDSA to step up by doing the needful. “I believe EDSA are just too wicked. Why are they not giving us light? Why are they not saying anything to us? They are not doing us any favour because we are paying for it. This is the worst institution in Sierra Leone”, angry Marian lamented.
Councillor Augustine L. Bangura has on several occasions called on authorities to solve the electricity challenge his community is facing but to no avail.
Sumaila Town, situated back of Winners Chapel Church, has been deprived of constant electricity for several years and residents have been asking, but they haven’t been given any answers.
We reached out to the EDSA Public Relations Officer, Sahr Nepor, for response but has refused to comment on this very important issue.
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