The management of the National Power Authority (NPA) has called on the entire public to be cautious whenever there is severe storm.
In a public notice, the NPA management stated that the storm on the night of Wednesday 28th May 2008 devastated a good number of areas in the Western Area in particular and also rendering part of the Transmission and Distribution Network of the National Power Authority impotent.
As a result of this related incident, the public notice stated that, “there were cut wires, fallen trees on service lines, motor accidents and fallen and leaning NPA poles.”
Management of the NPA, according to the public notice, “views this unfortunate incident as a national disaster and therefore sympathize with those affected; management further calls on the entire public to be cautious whenever there is an occurrence of such nature, and to contact the following telephone numbers of NPA personnel to report cases of cut wires, leaning and fallen poles etc: 033-360-298, 076-161-375, 033-868-768, 033-452-257 .”
NPA Management is again reminding the public that it inherited an old and obsolete system built in the 1960s and which have been neglected over the period by past Management of the Authority.
However, the present administration is doing all it can to source the necessary funding for the immediate improvement, and or replacement of the entire Transmission and Distribution Network System.
“National Power Authority belongs to you the people and will during the present dispensation continue to work in the interest of the people for an improved and sustainable electricity supply to the city in particular and Sierra Leone in general.
Please help NPA to help you,” stated the notice.