Forum of President Generals of Owhe Communities in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State has expressed gratitude to the Benin Electricity Distributions Company, BEDC for restoring electricity after more than six months of total blackout.
The Owhe Clan PGs Forum in a statement during her September 2020 meeting at Erawha-Owhe disclosed that economic activities in their communities has received a boost after the restoration of electricity.
According to the President of Owhe Clan, PGs Forum, Rev Sunday Atoma, “We are glad and full of appreciation to the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, for the restoration of light to communities in Owhe clan after many month of being in darkness as a result of some batteries in the control room at Owhelogbo substation which supplies light to Owhe clan being allegedly stolen. Some suspects were arrested and have been charged to court accordingly.
“Immediately after the incident the various communities that make up the clan in unity petitioned BEDC headquarters in Benin and the company immediately took up the case, swung into action and the result is what we are seeing today. BEDC wasted no time in stepping into the situation and restored light to the affected clan”.
Rev Sunday however appealed to all electricity consumers in the clan to pay their bills promptly at designated payment point to avoid being disconnected emphasizing that they should pay their bills at the designated pay point because some of the previous bill have been paid into wrong hands without reflecting in the recent meter readings and if possible they should pay through POS machines and not cash to some persons who have not been remitting the money to BEDC in the past.
He commended the effort of Chief Ohwo Ovuakporie, the President General of Owhelogbo, for the exemplary role he played in the struggle that eventually saw to the restoration of the light which was cut off from the Community for more than six months while appealing to the company to engage some of their best skilled workers in the area so as to eliminate unscrupulous activities and the speedy completion of the registration/capturing of all consumers in the area