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Residents of Alakahia in Obio/Akpor local government area have raised an alarm over the prolonged power outage that has thrown the area into darkness......
Residents of Alakahia in Obio/Akpor local government area have raised an alarm over the prolonged power outage that has thrown the area into darkness.
Residents lamented what they see as low interest shown to the area both by the state and local government authorities.
A visit to the community by our reporter revealed that the area has been in total blackout for a very long time. Investigations carried out confirmed that the only transformer serving the area had broken down which was acquired through community self-help.
In a chat with a resident of the community, Grace Akhire, said the development has terribly affected the lives of the people. The shop owner noted that since the collapse of the transformer many business activities have gone aground. She pointed out that business owners in tailoring, hairdressing and laundry are facing had time.
Another resident and a student of the University of port Harcourt, Richard Igbim described the situtation as a huge disappointment. He noted that the area may have been forgotten by the different levels of government in the state and wondered why the government was finding it difficult to provide the community with a transformer. He lamented the ordeals students go through in trying to read at night.
The student enjoined the state governor to come to the rescue of the residents with the provision of at least two transformers and materials for their installation.
According to him, "very soon our governor will assume the post of the president of this country but we sincerely appeal to him to urgently come to our aid by providing us with at least two transformers.
About 63 percent of us here are students and we need electricity supply seriously."
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