Yaoundé (National Times)-The Minister of Water and Energy, Gaston Eloundou Essomba has assured Cameroonians of reduced power cuts in 2019 and has promised to charge the electricity distribution company, ENEO to pay for every power cuts it causes the population.
“We have put in place a monitoring unit through our de-concentrated services to inform us of every power cut and from our end we shall immediately inform the management of ENEO. We shall count the hours of power cuts and can as well charge the company to pay,” Eloundou Essomba said.
While speaking to reporters in Yaoundé on Wednesday, January 23, the Minister said 2019 would be different from the past years and in order to foster Government’s plan of an emerging Cameroon by 2035, the energy sector has to take the lead.
The Minister also recounted Paul Biya’s promises of greater opportunities, which to him would also come through the energy sector which is very important.
While the Minister was talking, some areas especially in troubled hit Anglophone Cameroon have been in darkness for days, while others have gone for weeks without light. Similar promises have been made in the past, but power cuts remain on the rise with citizens paying bills even without consumption. With none of the dams ready for exploitation, the nation may still have a long way to go before it separates from power cuts.