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Bartica reeling from blackouts

Screen Shot 2014-07-28 at 6.45.09 PMAs if the fluctuating gold price on the world market is not enough for the region seven community of Bartica known mainly for mining, residents here are now faced with prolonged power outages.

Over the weekend the residents were back on the street venting their frustration over GPL’s neglect for the community’s present situation. A new generator is what the residents are demanding that the utility company install to ease the power shortages since they are suffering.

The recent visit by GPL’s Chief Executive Officer, Bharrat Dindyal to the area just last week was described as disrespectful to those who attended the meeting with the official.

GPL has reported that the Number 8 generator has been down for several days which caused the discomfort to residents and technicians are working on the generator.

In the meantime the community is being powered by the Number 9 generator which has been failing every three or four hours due to the power demand.

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