PH DisCo in Fresh Turmoil as Workers, Afam Community Stage Separate Demonstrations
The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) may be swimming in fresh turmoil on both ends as its workers began picketing of its offices in four states at the same time the Afam community, its host community in Rivers State, staged a demonstration.
The Afam community re-launched its protests pressing for free power supply as a host community, while the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) staged picketing in Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Cross River States.
The case with the Afa community has been a running battle where the community once demanded for power without pay and later demanded for subsidized rates. Over 11 meetings have been held over the years to resolve the matter but the stakeholders especially the Rivers State Ministry of Power, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), SPDC, the company that built the power plant, etc, have not moved the...for further reading, click on https://businessday.ng/energy/article/ph-disco-in-fresh-turmoil-as-workers-afam-community-stage-separate-demonstrations/
Source: BusinessDay Newspaper Sept 9, 2020.