Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Longhouse folk complain of no electricity supply

Posted on October 31, 2012, Wednesday

SARIKEI: Residents of 11 longhouses along Jalan Ulu Nunggang, Babai in Pakan near here are wondering when they could enjoy the much-awaited electricity supply.

A resident, Chuseng Maling of Rumah Datu, told The Borneo Post the longhouses were supposed to enjoy electricity supply from the main grid through the government’s rural electricity supply scheme (RES) which was scheduled to be completed by March, June and August this year.

“Now it is already the end of October, yet we are still left in the dark on when the much-awaited electricity supply would come to our longhouses.

“Although the main cables have been laid, transformers installed and the internal wirings in place for quite some time already, we wonder where things have gone wrong that cause the delay in the commissioning of the power supply to our longhouses,” he asked.

The other longhouses sharing the same plight are Rumah Jambai, Rumah Saba, Rumah Jamet, Rumah Rimau, Rumah Unchat, Rumah Melaka, Rumah Dalang, Rumah Tambi, Rumah Abu and Rumah Jugah, he said.

According to Chuseng, all the residents had paid for the cost of internal wiring and installation of meters to Sesco.

They had also brought up the problem to the attention of Julau Member of Parliament Datuk Joseph Salang, Pakan district officer, Sesco and the contractor involved but till now they had yet to get any good news, he added.

~ The Borneo Post

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