Several towns in the North West and South West regions have not had constant electricity supply for several months now. In a bid to remedy the situation, the energy supply company (ENEO) has embarked on load shedding; a move some locals complain is pointless due to the non-respect of the power supply plan in place.
Despite the load shedding and ongoing repair works, inhabitants of other towns, however, say they are left on their own, in frustration.
Theodore, a resident in Tole in the South West region, says his locality has been abandoned. “The population of Tole has not had electricity for over one month running now. It is after a transformer in our locality got bad, and some electric poles fell” he says.
Though the poles were replaced, we are still in the dark, he said. “They promised that we would have electricity the following day but … there’s still no light… we’re not safe, and it’s like we’ve been forgotten.”
In Kompina, which is hosting thousands of person displaced from the restive North West and South West regions, residents say constant blackout has led to constant and high crime wave.
“The insecurity we are facing right now in Kombe and Kompina is being caused by the light failure. How can the whole community situated along the Douala – – – Souza road living without light for the past four months? The ENEO (Electricity Supply Company) workers are treating us like animals,” an inhabitant in the area told Mimi Mefo Info.
M. Louis says the same is the fate of Missellele, in Cameroon’s South West region. “They said they would come and check but ever since there is still no light” he explains.
Missellele and Tole are among other villages affected by the ongoing war in the Anglophone regions with no school going on for the past years.
Mimi Mefo Info