Illegal power connections torn down at Skull City, Long Pond
-collusion with GPL workers suspected
Illegal electricity connections were yesterday removed during a raid by the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) of Skull City, Patentia and Long Pond, Sister’s Village on the West Bank Demerara.
A statement from the Government Information Agency said that the exercise, a joint venture between the Loss Reduction Operation and the Loss Reduction Field Service of GPL is part of a monthly routine which targets different areas.
GINA said that in both areas there were instances where one pole connection was used to power several houses in the streets. In the case of Skull City, a squatting settlement, GINA said that it was found that a pole had wires running in all directions. In other instances, upon examination, the pre-paid boxes on some of the poles were found to be empty and were …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.