Rights Groups Condemn Fraudulent Activities in EEDC

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From Afikpo, Ebonyi State through Enugu and Onitsha, Anambra State, it has been protests galore against the activities of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC).

The protests are for a variety of reasons. In Abakaliki, apart from rationing of electricity supply whereby some streets have specific days on which to suffer darkness, the absence of proper metering highlight the pains electricity consumers face in Ebonyi State capital.

In Aba, Abia State, despite the efforts of a private energy provider, Geometric Energy, to augment the supply of electricity, the contest for control of supply infrastructure has bedevilled availability of electricity in the commercial cum industrial town.

Apart from the fact that the South-east zone has been witnessing these series of protests, various power consumer bodies including the large-scale, small and medium scale industrialists, market associations, landlords associations and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have rallied against alleged unchecked sharp practices of the EEDC in the zone.

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