.. AS THEY SOLICIT STATE GOVERNMENT’S INTERVENTION
THE Communities of Awgu south state constituency, in Awgu local government area of Enugu state has jointly becried and solicited the urgent aid of the Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and every concerned agency over the recurrent vandalisation of Electricity accessories by unknown hoodlums in their locality.
UGAMATV reports that the state constituency in it’s entirety, in several years had been plunged into darkness as they had been without electricity, since the already installed power outfits were continually destroyed by unknown vandals.
However, last year, the member representing Awgu, Aninri and Oji river federal constituency in the house of representatives, Rt. Hon. Toby Okechukwu, pulled efforts with the member representing Awgu south constituency in Enugu state house of assembly, Hon. Johnson Chukwuobasi, to reconnect all the communities to an electricity source.
This, they achieved by setting up several committees that worked tirelessly to ensure the reconnection and installation of Electricity through out the communities.
The committee members also came to a consensus with the Enugu Electricity destribution company(EEDC), concerning the massive outstanding bills. That being settled, power was restored to the communities.
Unfortunately, two weeks ago, the no-gooders reconvened and relaunched an attack on the communities’ electricity again, as the deliberately vandalized six spans of electrical conductors and accessories at the post at Aki n’ukwa junction.
To ammeliorate this problem, Hon. Johnson Chukwuobasi and a committee member, Prince A. C Mba, approached the MD of EEDC to rectify the ills.
He then, graciously approved the movement of construction materials to the site, to commence the restoration of Electricity to the affected areas.
Yesterday, the hoodlums, perceiving this development, proceeded and destroyed Eight spans of electrical accessories around De world University, causing major power outage in the communities of the hemisphere.
A community project to electrify communities in the Obeagu-Achi axis conducted in 2012 was also observed to have been destroyed.
This could have been an alternative reconnection route for Awgu Communities to the grid. However, all the Cables had been cut and destroyed.
Electricity projects in Nenwe communities and Oji axis were also willfully damaged.
These series of vandalism has launched the communities in an uncanny uproar.
The community amid all the chaos, implores a prompt and immediate response from the government at both state and local government levels to apprehend and prosecute these vandals, as well as to restore electricity to the areas.