Most parts of Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde have gone for a second day without regular electricity supply.
Many had feared it was caused by the first rains, accompanied by the wild winds that might have disrupted power supply lines.
However, power distribution company, ENEO in a release said it was a result of ongoing distribution lines’ maintenance which will run till March 26.
“These operations are part of the company’s investments for 2021, and consist, in general, in: Constructing 15 km of new lines with a mix of concrete and wood poles; Creating four new electricity distribution stations; Installing several backup devices in case of incidents,” it told consumers.
The primary areas to be affected, it announced, would be Yaoundé North.
“The aim is to start improving electricity service in the following communities: SOA, NKOLFOULOU, FOUGEROL, MONTEE SAPLAIT, NGOULMEKONG, NGOUSSO, ABATTOIR, EMANA, MESSASSI, NKOLONDOM, FACE GYNECO, TSINGA VILLAGE and environs, etc,” it explained.
It added that, “For the safety of the teams and the population, electricity service will be temporarily disrupted during these works”.
Many other communities not cited, however, have also been in darkness without adequate explanation.
“Eneo wishes to inform the public that after this first phase, other works will follow over the next six months, to reinforce the network on a long-term basis and to reduce the frequency and duration of service interruptions in a consistent manner,” it added.
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