Chief Executive Officer Of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Mr. Robert Dickeman Says Estimated Billing System Does Not Augur Well For The Industry
Wilfred Chimeremeze, Abakaliki The Managing Director of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), Mr. Robert Dickeman yesterday admitted that estimated billing system is frustrating the industry, but stressed that a tariff review has been put in place to renew confidence of the consumers in the system.
Dickeman made this indication when he lead a team of the management for a courtesy visit to Governor David Umahi at Government House Abakaliki. He said:” estimated bill is frustrating, but we have tariff review .They are two types, we are looking at: commercial and private .We want to give the consumers the opportunity to speak on this”
He said the frustration associated with the estimated billing will soon be over as the Company has put in place adequate machinery to procure and distribute enough meters to consumers in the Ebonyi state. “ We have responsibility to serve Ebonyi state. We think, we know the things that they need. We want to do everything we need to do ”
According to the Managing Director,the company in the recent times have stepped up efforts at replacing damaged transformers especially at Azuiyiokwu and State Security services( SSS) axis. But,he lamented that the major challenge faced by the EEDC,is stealing or vandalization of their electrical cables and drilling of the transformers oil, and therefore wants Governor Umahi led administration, to assist the company find solution to this issue.
He explained that it is the responsibility of EEDC to provide transformers as a matter of practice, but was quick to add that If any person or group feel they cannot wait for the company, they can make an alternative arrangement.
Responding, Governor David Umahi assured the EEDC of maximum cooperation to enable the state enjoy steady supply of light, especially in the area of security operative provision, to reduce the incidence of vandalism.