By Brima Sannoh
The people of Moyiba in the East of Freetown jumped to hilarious exaltation and jubilations on Tuesday 22nd October, 2019 when the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority installed a new 22kva generator to provide electricity to the environs. Prior this time, the Moyiba Community had been deprived of electricity in the past three months causing a lot of losses for residents and other industry consumers.
While installing the generator, EDSA Commercial Services Director Donald Kopoi said customers should protect the transformer as their property and don’t allow it to be overloaded and blown off. To achieve this, he advised that the community must disengage from acts of illegal connections for electricity and or report all electricity related issues to EDSA at Balckhall Road.
Engineer Francis Nyama is the Deputy Director General of EDSA and said the new transformer has been added on caseload of 40watt from the previous one burnt (160kVA), but warned that customers will experience challenges if they affect the capacity and supply of the current generator.
On behalf of EDSA he apologized for the delay in installing the transformer due to procurement procedures that could not be violated. During the commissioning Hon. Tennison Sandy thanked the Minister of Energy Alhaji Kanja Sesay and officials of EDSA for replacing the transformer. “Development does not choose or want to know which political party you belong, politics is over, let come together to develop our Constituency. Once we have development like electricity, everyone is bound to enjoy devoid of political party affiliation”, he averred.
He warned the people to realise that the transformer is a government owned property and therefore should be protected. Happy residents of Moyiba Community in Constituency 120 took to the streets with dancing and singing in appreciation of the EDSA and the ministry for the generator. They pledged to to safeguard the transformer and report electricity issues to EDSA.