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Ghazni residents seek power connections

Ghazni residents seek power connections

Mar 05, 2014 - 16:22

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of this capital city of southern Ghazni province accuse the provincial power utility of turning a blind eye to their problems concerning electricity.

They complain power supply lines were extended to some parts of the city last year but connections are yet to be distributed.

A Khwajah Baqa area resident of Ghazni City, Ezzatullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Breshna Shirkat had several times held out promises to the area people regarding providing them connections, but did not.

 “We produce electricity for our needs using our own sources. One kilowatt of electricity costs us 65 afghanis. The government is not willing to give us electricity despite repeated assurances,” he said.

Another resident, Noor Ahmad, said businessmen wanted to establish factories, but could not do so in the absence of power supply.

Rahmatullah, a resident of Pashtuninfo-icon Abad area, said the power department in Ghazni had promised them a year ago electrifying their homes, but the pledge could not be materialised.

Hamidullah, who owns a sweets factory, also complained about the lack of electricity. “Using privately produced electricity is very expensive despite low voltage. My factory is running slow and the government seems to be unable to supply electricity to the area,” he said.

He said he could keep running his factory only for three hours a day and if supplied with the government’s electricity, the operation timing could increase manifold.

The power utility director, Eng Jan Mohammad, said they had recently installed power generators in some areas of the city and the remaining areas would also be provided the same.



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