Work came to standstill yesterday at the National Power Authority (NPA)
powerhouse, Kingtom, when contaminated fuel caused a breakdown of the
15-megawatt generator that is supplying the Western Area.
The fuel was purchased from the National Petroleum (NP).
According to the site manager, Hussein Youniss, “all the four tankers of diesel supplied to us were contaminated causing us to shut down the machine”.
Hussein Youniss maintained that this was the first time this month that they purchased fuel from NP, adding that, “we usually purchase fuel from TOTAL and NP”, adding that this was the first time such a thing had happened with the NP fuel.
He added that immediately the machine gave strange sounds it was switched off.
At present, Mr Bazzy said they were cleaning the machine with its filters and that the cleaning would last for a day.
The minister of Energy and Power, Haja Afsatu Kabba, pointed out that, “this is real sabotage”, adding that, “as long as I am the minister of Energy and Power electricity will be all over the country”.
The minister then called on the police to investigate the matter.