South-East electricity consumers condemn 300% tariff hike, demand prepaid meters

Union laments hike in electricity tariff, appeals for reversal

South-East electricity consumers condemn 300% tariff hike, demand prepaid meters

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The South-East Electricity Consumers Association (SEECA) has condemned the 300 per cent increase in tariff announced by the Federal Government.

The consumers demanded that prepaid meters should be installed to every household and businesses before the implementation of the new tariff.

The Chairman and Secretary of the association, Rev. Okechukwu Christopher Obioha and Mr Ogubuike Ibeagi, respectively, made this known in a statement issued after a meeting of electricity consumers in the South-East.

The association, at the meeting, resolved that henceforth, no consumer of electricity under the EEDC should pay for prepaid meter.

“No consumer of electricity under the DisCo EEDC should pay for prepaid meter. Meter is the property of EEDC and therefore by law must be issued free to consumers.

“No individual or community should buy or provide transformers for their electricity consumption. If that is very unavoidable, the transformer procurement should be done after negotiations and MOUs with the EEDC or Geometrics.

“In that case if feasible, the cost of the transformer should be imputed in the energy usage of the consumers involved by the DisCo

“EEDC must give at least two weeks notice after delivery of bills on consumption as estimated if not contested, before cutting of lights,” the statement said.

The association further demanded that estimated bills be stoped and prepaid meters issued to all consumers, or else, consumers lights must not be cut.

The statement added that the association “frowned and condemned the 300% increase in tariff announced by the Federal Government, and strongly request that prepaid meters be installed to every household and businesses before the implementation”.

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