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More collaboration needed.(GPL / Housing) story

GPLThe issuance of house lots to persons in areas not served by the Guyana Power and Light Company (GPL) is causing headaches for some residents of the West Bank village of Patentia as well as for GPL. Some of the residents from Skull city for example have resorted to illegal connections and others have approached GPL and are actually buying credit from the power company. But the connections to most of the homes in this area have been deemed illegal according to crews from GPL’s loss reduction operations. Some residents believe that there has to be more co-ordination between the GPL and the housing Ministry.

Another resident of Sisters village said only last week he was at GPL’s office at Vreed en hoop in an effort to have electricity supplied to his home.

GGPL crews took away several hundred feet of wires and prepaid metre boxes as part of its campaign aimed at reducing electricity theft and line losses. Electricity theft account for just about half of GPL”s line losses. The line losses have plagued GPL for years with the utility company making little headway in its reduction

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