Lethem residents ready to protest over hike in electricity tariffs

Lethem residents are ready to stage peaceful protests over the recently instituted hike in electricity tariffs for the community and they are challenging the claim by the Lethem Power Company (LPC) that the increase was driven by fuel costs.

With the increase in electricity cost, there is also concern that the cost for water will also increase, according to Sandra Rodrigues, a resident of the neighbouring community of St. Ignatius, which receives electricity from the LPC as well.

Rodrigues, who chaired a public meeting among residents yesterday, said they agreed that they should not accept the tariff increase because they were not consulted by LPC …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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