Affordable and efficient electricity service delivery in question

Efficient and affordable service delivery in general is the hallmark of a government which is committed to safeguarding general welfare.

Citizens of a country have a right to public utilities such as water, electricity, communication and so on and so forth. Hence services should be affordable and accessible at all times.

Any system that is introduced should outstrip the outmoded system in affordability and accessibility.

Electricity is being demanded at a more rapid and extensive phase as never before. Hence the service delivery mechanism should accommodate the growing demand if economic contraction and public dissatisfaction are to be averted. Any new system should have duration to test its viability.

Foroyaa strongly recommends for NAWEC to hire a consultant to assess the prepaid system in electricity delivery and weigh its viability against the system which has been predominant before where supply is paid for after delivery. Under such a system the risk is the accumulation of arrears. Currently, the risk is the breakdown of networks which can deprive tens of thousands of consumers of electricity causing immense losses to them when their foodstuff gets destroyed and to NAWEC when people cannot purchase electricity.

It is absurd for electricity to be flowing in the transmission lines but cannot be sold to the consumer in order to generate income as has been the case in these past days when many people could not purchase electricity as and when needed because of network breakdown.

In the same vein, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) should find out why there is poor water supply delivery in many areas in the Kanifing Municipality (KM) and West Coast Region (WCR).

Foroyaa will continue to receive complaints for direct transmission to PURA.