The Arochukwu Kingdom Youth Leaders was on November 24, 2021 persuaded the EEDC through writing to suspend the ongoing disconnections in the entire Arochukwu communities due to poor power supply and exorbitant tariffs. The Aro Youth Leaders afterward requested for an urgent meeting between Arochukwu Youth and the EEDC to seek an amicable solution to the incessant problem and subsequently engender a harmonious relationship between the Arochukwu indigenes and the EEDC workers in the Arochukwu Kingdom.
However, after the response of the Manager, the Youth Leaders proposed the following as ways the present challenges faced by the Kingdom could be ameliorated. They are:
2 Bulk Metering System
3 Community Billing System
4 Reduction of tariffs.
The manager addressed each of the proposals presented and stated why they may be difficult to actualize at the moment except the BULK METERING SYSTEM. However, for the BULK METERING SYSTEM, the Manager said he had already discussed it with the Electricity Committee but never got any feedback till date. The clause with this system (bulk metering) according to the Manager is that all the outstanding bills must be cleared before the meters are deployed.
The meeting ended on a very good note with the Manager expressing firm commitment, assuring the Leaders of his readiness and eagerness to always cooperation and collaborate with them to improve on their service delivery while the leaders in return expressed their willingness to give their maximum support whenever the need arises.
Ikenga Justice Ndubuisi (Reporter)