WRITTEN BY DAVE OKPOKWASILI
Residents of the Ngozika Housing Estate, in Awka, have staged a peaceful protest over the epileptic power supply in the area.
The group who complained about being billed even when they had been in darkness were at the office of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, in Awka district, to register their grievances.
The group made up of residents of Ngozika Housing Estate, One and Two,complained that the Estate has been without electricity for more than a year.
The protesters carried placards with several inscriptions such as “We will no longer pay for EEDC darkness”, “Give Us Light, save us the stress”, EEDC be fair to Ngozika Estate, among others.
A spokesperson for the group, Mr Chidi Okoye, lamented the attitude of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company to the Estate, saying that they have written to the company severally but without positive response.
Other members of the group who spoke to the ABS included Messrs George Ukachukwu, Francis Obidike and Ray Nwokike.
In a response, the Head of Communication of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, South East, Mr Emeka Eze explained that the Estate has been having light.
The protest was the second in three months on the epileptic power supply by the EEDC in Awka and its environs, the first being by Okpuno Community.