Calabar – Some residents of Calabar have commended the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company on the improved power supply in the city.
They gave the commendation in separate interviews with newsmen in Calabar, Cross River State.
Mr. Asuquo Ekpenyong, a politician, said there was constant power supply in Calabar South Local Government Area throughout the yuletide.
“To be honest with you, throughout the Christmas period, I did not spend one kobo on fuel for my generator because there was constant light.
“Even when the light went off, it was restored within few hours. I think the company should be commended for this and we expect more of such performance this year,’’ he said.
Mrs. Ekaette Effiong, a hairdresser, who lives in Parliamentary Area, also said that there had been regular power supply in the area in recent time.
“It started some weeks before Christmas and this has enabled me to make some money from my business.
“I pray that it will continue this 2015 so that we will stop buying fuel for our generators; the situation will improve my business,’’ she said.
Effiong said that frequent use of generator had increased her cost of doing business, commending the Federal Government for privatising the power sector.
“I thank President Goodluck Jonathan for this improvement in power supply in this area. This will help us, the poor, to continue with our small scale businesses,’’ she said.
Mr. Chris Awom, a farmer and resident of Eight Miles Area, also told journalists that the area experienced constant power supply during the Christmas and New Year festivities.
“Some of us who did not go out to watch the carnival procession watched it on television because there was steady light.
“It was a remarkable improvement, I hope it will continue this way,’’ he said.