The removal of electricity connections from residents
The removal of electricity connections from residents on the West Bank of Demerara by the Guyana Power and is not sitting too well with them. At skull city this morning where GPL loss reduction crews were rounding up what they said were illegal connections some residents said they paid tens of thousands of dollars for prepaid meters. GPL visited the area on Friday and found that many of the connections were illegal. Many of the posts that carried the wires were makeshift.
The residents some of whom showed us receipts from GPL for electricity credits are worried about what will happen to them now that the illegal connections were taken away. One woman Gail Garnette said she will lose all of the items stored in her refrigerator
Then over at Long Pond sisters village it was a similar but equally dangerous situation. This wire was dangling over this trench and extended into a yard where little children lived. This mother of two said she is a farmer and hopes to approach the GPL to have her situation regularized. Her cousin also said that she is trying her best in her circumstances.
Another resident said they have been trying to get service for nearly a year now.
GPL senior investigator in its Loss reduction operations said that they are trying to get things cleaned up.
Persons found with illegal connections face a 50 thousand dollar first offence then a second time will cost you 100 thousand dollars and then a third offence is an automatic jail term.