Essequibo residents decry service provided by GPL

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first_imgResidents of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are frustrated with the services offered by the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) since the region is plagued with very long periods of unscheduled power outages.The residents are even more frustrated since they are left in the dark without any explanation from GPL or the Government as to when the new power plant at Anna Regina will be completed to provide them with uninterrupted service.Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt told Guyana Times that he is very disappointed with the Public Infrastructure Ministry for not updating the region as to when the new power plant at Anna Regina will be completed and become operationalised.As such, he is calling on Government for answers as to the present state of affairs at the Anna Regina Power Station which is way beyond schedule.The Region Two economy is struggling since the businesses are tremendously affected.The Regional Chairman said the staff at the power station, especially the engineer, Michael Haley, is trying his best to keep the old system working but he is now facing a lot of difficulties with the standby generators which do not have the capacity to operate around the clock.An Essequibo Coast rice miller explained that the Government need to do something urgently since the current crop is almost ready to be harvested and as such, the millers will be forced to use their standby generators which will be more costly for them.Due to the weather pattern, millers will have to use their dryers instead of the sunlight for drying their paddy which will depend heavily on electricity.last_img

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