The Chairman Board of Directors of the Bo/Kenema Power Services (BKPS) Chief Brima Kargbo has disclosed that come 10th June 2007 the two cities Bo and Kenema will start enjoying 24 hours service of electricity.
Chief Brima Kargbo who is also a Councillor of the Kenema City Council made this disclosure, while addressing the President H.E Alhaji Dr Ahmad Tejan Kabbah and his entourage at the official opening ceremony of the NASSIT Area Office at 83 Maxwell Khobe street in Kenema.
BKPS has been providing electricity for both Bo and Kenema cities and it environs for several years before the war.
It also served for a period during the war and came to a halt when most of its infrastructure and equipment were damaged during the war.
After the war it also came on and continued providing electricity though it was intermittent which was better than the capital city Freetown.
For over five months now, the two cities have been plunged into total darkness due to the current maintenance work going on at the Dodo Hydro dam which is about 80kilometers from the district headquarter town of Kenema.
The maintenance work is being done by the Chinese along with some Sierra Leoneans.
Since then only a few houses in the two cities have been enjoying electricity using the popular ‘Kabbah Tiger’ generator while some 95% of the people use kerosene lamps in their homes.
On Thursday 17th May 2007, when Chief Brima Kargbo disclosed the good news about the electricity he called on his audience to be alert and look forward to that day.
He encouraged consumers who use BKPS to move fast and settle their bills to avoid disconnection.
One consumer who was sitting by Awoko Alice Kandeh remarked that she is praying to God to live longer in order to witness the 10th of June 2007.