The National Power Authority (NPA)’s general manager, Dr Zubairu Kaloko, has paid workers 600 million Leones for their one month backlog.
Workers extolled Dr Kaloko as a master planner with positive innovations that could enhance the improvement of NPA.
They also commended him for disclosing his strategic work plan aimed at promoting the welfare and standard of the workers and institution respectively.
The payment of the backlog in four successive installments, that totaled 3,000,000,000 (three billion Leones), they noted had brought great sigh of relief to the workers and their families who had not been able to solve their domestic problems due to bankruptcy.
Some of the workers, who claimed to have received their salaries, told Awoko that what the GM had done deserved praise because the backlog accumulated so far was not his error but his predecessors who mismanaged the institution.
The workers promised their total support to Dr Kaloko and also expressed concerns for the difficult challenges he would be facing during his reconstruction drive since he had inherited a sinking parastatal.
Haja Afsatu Kabba, minister of Energy and Power, said the GM was well on his way to a successful recovery of a wrecked ship by developing a master plan, which she referred to as an Integrated Resources Plans (IRP) to improve the operations and management of NPA.
Mohamed Barrie, who represented the business community said the business community had found confident in the GM’s management skills.
Mr Barrie stated that he was no longer spending huge money to purchase fuel for his business but depended on NPA electricity.