Awka residents may now enjoy 15 hours daily power supply


Anambra State government has concluded plans to ensure minimum of 15 hours daily electricity supply to Awka, the state capital and environs.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Utilities, Mr. Victor Meju, made the disclosure to newsmen on Saturday in Awka.

He said government had extended support to the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) to facilitate installation of adequate transformers in many communities across the state to improve power.

He said, “With the support of the state Ministry of Public Utilities, EEDC is currently installing a 15 Mega Voltage Amp (MVA) in Agu-Awka.

“Another 17.5 MVA is being installed at the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Awka to drastically improve electricity supply in areas like Government House, Ifite Awka, Okpuno, Nodu, Isuanocha, Agu-Awka, among others.”

Meju however hinted that government would also extend help to other towns in the state to make the entire Anambra an envy of all. Manufactuing would thus be supported as the state now looks like a hub.