The electricity distribution company, ENEO has said it will restore constant power supply to some affected neighborhoods in Yaounde in the next 7days.
Gaston Essomba Eloundou, Minister of Water and Energy, the government spokesman and Minister of Communication, Rene Emmanuel Sadi and other stakeholders in the electricity supply chain briefed the public during a joint press conference on 14th August 2019 in Yaounde.
Following frequent power cuts in some neighborhoods in the capital city, the government has taken measures to speed up the rehabilitation of the damaged Geological and Mining Information Brigade – GMIB substation at the Melen neighborhood.
The structure was razed by fire on Tuesday, 7th August 2019, interrupting constant power supply to 28% of Yaounde’s population.
During the meeting, Minister Rene Emmanuel Sadi disclosed that new equipments have been acquired, and engineers from the electricity transmission and distribution companies, SONATREL and ENEO are respectively working hard to fix the problem.
Minister Gaston Essomba Eloundou says repair work must take place twenty-four hours daily, in order to meet up with the 7days deadline.
As repair works intensify, ENEO has come up with a rationing plan that ensures minimum power supply to all neighborhoods in Yaounde.
However, areas with sensitive social and humanitarian importance like hospitals and water supply facilities will have constant power supply.
The government commends the collaboration of the public this far, and promises to resolve the problem as soon as possible.
Kathy Neba Sina