To meet the date for the restoration of electricity, the new management at the National Power Authority (NPA) has begun the maintenance and restoration of all faulty low voltage distribution, leaning and fallen poles, broken wires and replacement of faulty transformers.
Briefing journalists at his office yesterday the new general manager, Dr Zubairu Kalokoh, said in a bid to fulfill the promise of resuscitating electricity supply, “the government is currently working on an emergency programme geared towards providing electricity rental power of 15 mega watts to Freetown by December 20”.
He added that an emergency team to carryout repairs on NPA’s transmission and distribution network had been set up by the management to cover the central, west and eastern zones.
Dr Zubairu appealed to the public to help NPA in its quest to light up Freetown again in grand style and report all cases of illegal activities, theft of conductors, faults, fallen and leaning poles to mobile number 033-216-339.
The general manager also asked the public to bring to the notice of the NPA information pertaining to the above for urgent remedial measures.
“NPA depends on you to make Sierra Leone come out of its slumber and redeem its past image of being a very peaceful country,” he reaffirmed.
Dr Kalokoh maintained that the team had been motivated and rented trucks with NPA logo for transparency, adding that, “we have mobilized our work force so when the plant starts to flow electricity it will reach customers with quality and reliable”, noting that “we are working tirelessly for our customers”. The general manager averred that, “our customers are our number one priority and we need to satisfy them…… we want to render for what they have paid for”.